Anne R. Tomhave Naples, FL
Always a snappy dresser and a woman of refined tastes, Anne R. Tomhave left this vale of tears on January 9, 2014 near the hour of midnight. Anne was born to George and Martha Rukavina, first generation Croatian immigrants, in Hibbing, MN on March 7, 1919. She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1937 and received a B.S. in Social Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Her happiest days were at college, a time during which when she often went to class wearing men's corduroy pants, high cowboy boots and lumberjack's shirts. She danced a mean jitterbug and knew the words to all the popular songs of the day.
While at the University of Minnesota she met the love of her life, Wesley Tomhave, then a history student who would later become a doctor of internal medicine. They married in May of 1943 and produced two delightful children, Jonathan Tomhave (Naples, FL) and Martha Tomhave-Blauvelt (St. Cloud, MN). Sadly, love sometimes fails and their marriage was dissolved in 1958. Wesley went on to another life, remarried and had other children. Anne, however, remained marooned in her sorrow. She went back to her hometown of Hibbing and there she brought up her two children, who have never forgotten her love and her sadness.
Anne was interred at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing on Monday, January 13, 2014. She is finally resting in peace, in her family plot, next to her father and mother. She was buried still wearing her wedding band.