Anna M. Walter died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, at the age of 90 years. Visitation will be on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Clements. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Anna M. Walter was born on January 30, 1922 in Lake Henry, Stearns County, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Catherine Ann (Weber) Braunger. Shortly after her father’s death the family moved to Morgan, where Anna graduated from St. Michael’s School. She was united in marriage to George Walter on November 20, 1941 in Morgan. Shortly after their wedding George was drafted into the Army. Anna lived with her in-laws briefly before moving to live with George in Amarillo, Texas. Following George’s discharge, they farmed near Clements for 40 years, until retiring and moving to Sleepy Eye. In November they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Anna enjoyed the last week of her life living at Lake Villa Maria Apartments. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Clements Legion Auxiliary and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements. Anna was a woman of deep faith spending much time praying for others. She enjoyed singing with the German choir, crocheting, gardening and writing letters. Family was always near and dear to her heart, she loved baking cookies and sharing them with her grandkids. Her exuberance for life will never be forgotten!
Anna is survived by her children, George Jr. (Mary) of Redwood Falls, Tom (Judy) of Clements, Steve (Alice) of Sleepy Eye, David (Muriel) of Springfield, Bill (Anita) of Sleepy Eye and Judy (Steve) Bloedow of Sleepy Eye, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchild; 1 brother, and 3 sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband George on May 29, 2012, her parents, two brothers, three sisters, two granddaughters Carisa and Kasi and a granddaughter-in-law Therese.