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Ann M. Anderson

Ann M. Anderson

Ann (Jacksino) Anderson, age 96, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018, at Villa Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center with family by her side.

She was born November 10, 1921, in South Range, WI, to Leonora and Frank Jacksino.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Iver; son, Bill; nine brothers and sisters, Al, Frank, Tony, Ted, Mary, Betty, Angie, Clara, and Florence; parents-in-law, Ben and Martha Anderson; brothers-in-law, Harold (Ethel) Anderson and Stanley Anderson; and special friend, Frank Molinaro.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Anderson, Superior/Florida; son, Bob (Nancy) Anderson, Superior; grandchildren, Heidi (Craig) Boyer, Chesapeake, VA, Lindsay (Jesse) Shimek, South Range, WI, and Colleen (Robbie) Stulz, Farmington, MN; great-grandchildren, Aleigha, Taylee, Zackery, Bradley, Alayna, Laura, Reed, and Brooke; nieces, Jan (Bob) Behr, Bette Lou Rooke, and Jeanne McKenzie; nephew, Ernie Anderson; and many special friends. Last but not least, her beloved companion, Snoopy.

Ann was an amazing wife, mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Tim McGraw's song "Humble and Kind" certainly suits her to a tee. There wasn't anything she couldn't do and always did it to the best of her ability. Avid gardener, seamstress, baker (Apple Annie), cook, crafter, quilter, and musician. She was a self-taught accordion player from age 13 on and performed throughout the area for many years.

Ann was very active in her churches: South Range Presbyterian, Itasca Presbyterian, and the now, United Presbyterian Church.

She served in the military with the Womens Army Corps, in Alabama and Georgia during WWII as and entertainer. She and her band also raised money for the Red Cross and war bonds.

A grateful thank you to the staff at Villa Marina for their wonderful care of Ann. Also, thank you to all those who came to visit during her stay there.

A celebration honoring Ann's life will be held sometime this summer when more family and friends are able to be here.

To say Ann will be missed is a great understatement. We love you so much. May you bring happiness to everyone in heaven with your accordion music, especially those polkas!

In closing, "To Those I Love" by an unknown artist:

When I am gone, just release me, let me go - so I can move into my afterglow.

You mustn't tie me down with your tears; let's be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust.

It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart.

And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".

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