Ann (Petersen) Salewske, 91, of Redwood Falls and formerly of rural Clements, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 2012 from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Wanda. Arrangements were with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
Ann Loretta Salewske, the daughter of Christian and Rose (Rekow) Petersen, was born September 1, 1920 in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County. She was raised on the family farm in Willow Lake Township and received her elementary education in Wanda Public School. Ann attended high school in Lamberton and graduated with the Class of 1938. In April 1940, Ann married John Salewske in Arnold?s Park, Iowa. The couple farmed, and raised their family, in the Wanda and Clements areas. Following John?s death in 1969, Ann moved into Redwood Falls. She was employed by Control Data in Redwood Falls for 16 years; Ann then served as Bailiff for Fifth District Court for over 20 years. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and funeral committee. Ann made quilts for missions with her fellow quilters at Gloria Dei and taught Sunday school at Christ Lutheran in Wanda. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as its chaplain. Ann also enjoyed league bowling and card club.
She is survived by her children John (Charlotte) Salewske of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Jan (Robert) Swoboda of Redwood Falls, and Deb (Steve) Schramm of Redwood Falls; son-in-law Kevin Windschitl of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren Dawnelle (Don) Muff, Lori (Justin) Perdue, Tyson (Elaine) Salewske, Jamin (Amber) Ose, Jessica (Chad) Ness, Gabriele Swoboda, Amy Schramm, Bill Schramm, Ben (Sara) Schramm, and Rebecca Schramm; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband John, her son Jim, her daughter Sue Windschitl, one brother, and three sisters.
Blessed be her memory.