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Anna V. Schnabel, our loving and devoted mother, entered into eternal rest to be with her Lord and Savior, on February 8, 2012 at Med Center 1 Care Center, Bismarck, ND.
Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, ND at 11:00 AM on Monday February 13, 2012 with Rev. Tom Puffe. The burial will be at Lehr Cemetery at Lehr, ND.
Visitation will be at Haut Funeral Home, Wishek, ND on Sunday February 12, 2012 from 2 - 7 PM.
Anna Rossman was born on September 9, 1926 in Fredonia, the daughter of Emanuel and Rosalia (Kurtz) Rossman. Anna was raised at Fredonia and Graduated from Kulm High School in 1946.
Anna went to Moorhead, MN after graduation to work as a waitress. She returned to Fredonia and was asked to be a teacher at the local country school. Anna tried, but teaching wasn't for her. Anna went to work at the local grocery store.
Anna met Fred Schnabel and they were married December 26, 1947, in Fredonia. They made their home in Lehr, where they spent the next 49 years. Together with their son, Reed, they owned and operated Schnabel's Bar for 43 years.
Anna truly had a mother's heart. She loved her family very much. She was very creative and a jack of all trades. She was a plumber, electrician, carpenter, painter, and took great pride in her ability to repair anything. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. Her sewing talents were exceptional; she sewed all her and Brenda's clothes for many years, even created her daughter's wedding gown. Thanks, MOMâ¦
Anna prided herself on her good memory about many topics, it was said many times, if someone had a question about Lehr's history, ask Anna she'll know and if she didn't know, she'd stay up all night to find the answer.
The grooming of her yard and garden were also very important to her. She loved to can, bake and cook. She canned a lot of everything, but two of her favorites were sausage and pickled watermelon.
Anna was not a sluffer, she did everything 110%.
Anna loved the Lord with all her heart and enjoyed worshiping every Sunday. She took part in Lutheran Women's Missionary League, where she was the secretary for over 40 years. She was very active in her church for many years as a Sunday School teacher, sewed curtains, and baptismal napkins, prepared for communion and changed many altar clothes. She was always a willing participant in doing her part and going the extra mile to beautify the Lord's House.
Anna was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her family and many, many good friends. She is survived by a son, Reed (Nancy) Schnabel, Fargo; a daughter, Brenda (Ron) Huff, Bismarck; 3 grandchildren, R. Keith Huff, Robyn Olson, and Jennifer Schnabel. Anna was very proud of her grandchildren. She always talked about their accomplishments, especially Robyn, being a owner/operator of her own cosmetology business, and her skills at gardening and canning. Jen, a commercial interior designer, is also creative and very talented in her sewing and building abilities, and Keith a decorated veteran of two wars. The enduring quality she admired most about him was his ability to make people laugh and feel good about themselves.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Fred: a sister, Rosa; and a brother, Roland Rossman.
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