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Anna Schlauderaff

Anna Schlauderaff

Jan. 2, 1927-Nov. 11, 2013

Anna T. Schlauderaff, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at the church on Saturday.

Anna Theresa Schlauderaff was born to Ernest and Cecelia (Esser) Amundson on January 2, 1927 in Sauk Rapids. She lived in several communities as a young girl, graduating from Waubun High School in 1943.

On a blind date on New Year's Eve of 1943, she met the love of her life, Wesley Schlauderaff. The couple was united in marriage November 6, 1945 in Detroit Lakes. They farmed with his brother, Harvey until 1951, when they began operating the family farm on their own. They retired in 1981.

Wesley died in 2007 and Anna moved to Park Manor in 2008.

Anna enjoyed time with her family, knitting, cooking, gardening, playing cards and taking care of the flower boxes at the Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center.

Anna won many ribbons for her canning and knitting at the Becker County Fair over the years. For 68 years she was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Holy Rosary Christian Mothers. She was also involved with the Becker County Council on Aging and was a past recipient of the Becker County Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

Survivors include six daughters, Roxanne (Merlin) Engum of Bemidji, Linda (John) Schons of Detroit Lakes, Patricia Johnson (Walter Draack) of Frazee, Bonnie Schlauderaff of Detroit Lakes, Barbara (Lionel) St. Godard of West Hawk Lake, Manitoba, Canada, and Joyce (Wallace) Holm of Detroit Lakes; eight sons, Daniel (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes, Gary (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes, Frank (Sue) of Hankinson, N.D., Tim (Stephanie) of Barnesville, Jeff (Linda) of Detroit Lakes, Wayne (Dawn) of Detroit Lakes, Bruce (Kim) of Detroit Lakes and Mark (Sherri) of St. Michael; 30 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 21 step-great grandchildren; a sister, Florence (Walter) Hensel of Osage; two brothers, Vernon Amundson of Mankato and Charles Amundson of Boston, Mass.

In addition to her husband, Wesley, she was preceded in death by two children, Henry and Cecelia; one granddaughter; two grandsons; a great granddaughter; a great grandson; and a brother, Leonard.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.