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Anna May Doeden

March 25, 1921 - April 8, 2019

Anna May Doeden was born to eternal life on April 8, 2019 after 98 years on this earth. She was born March 25, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Martin Oesterreich & his wife, Sarah (Mickey). Preceded in death by husband, Ray, her parents, her brother, Quentin and her granddaughter, Debra Doeden. She is survived by her…read more

Anna May Doeden was born to eternal life on April 8, 2019 after 98 years on this earth. She was born March 25, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Martin Oesterreich & his wife, Sarah (Mickey). Preceded in death by husband, Ray, her parents, her brother, Quentin and her granddaughter, Debra Doeden. She is survived by her son, Winfred, his wife, Arlene and her daughter, Lori, her husband, Richard Schalk. Further survived by grandchildren & great-grandchildren- David Schalk, his sons Severen and Rollins; Daniel Schalk, his wife Julie and their children, Sean, Anna, DJ, Aaron and Rachel; Amy Schalk, her husband Brian & their children, Max, Andrienne, Samantha & Lillie; Dorothy (Doeden) Harris, her husband, Tom, their children Timothy & Debra; James Doeden, Nathan Doeden, his wife, Amanda & their son, Mason; Jonathan Doeden, his wife, Deanna & their daughters, Leah & Noelle. Special niece, Patty Doeden-Lazar and special nephew, Tony Doeden & wife, Coral also survive.

When Anna May was a very young child, her parents moved from Kansas to California settling in Pasadena. She grew up in the warmth of her parents love & with a large extended family. Family life was centered around their church which is where she met her husband, Ray. They married in 1941, raised their children in Pasadena & were together for 39 years prior to Ray’s passing. As life moved on & her children moved on, Anna May made the transition from sunny Southern California to the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin to live with her daughter and family the last 28 years of her life. She will be warmly remembered for her patience, love and quiet dignity. She loved to cook, decorate her home, travel to Door County and play with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Fall afternoons were reserved for Green Bay Packer games and Winter was special if they made it into the playoffs. Always ready with a hug, a smile & quite often a pie! She had a deep faith in God & while we, who survive will miss her greatly, we know that Heaven is sweeter because she is there. So in the words penned by her grandson, David, when he was just a little boy, “Go with God and let nature be thy guide”. To a life well lived, Rest In Peace dear Anna May (Mom, Grandma and Oma) we will see you again.

Private Services will be held.

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