Annie Hamlin Tresca, died peacefully July 7th, 2014 to be with her Lord. She was born Annie Eliza Hamlin on February 1, 1917 and raised on a farm outside Holabird, SD. Her parents were William B. and Annie Gadd Hamlin. After obtaining her teaching certificate Annie taught in a one room school house. She later joined the Red Cross where she met William Warren Tresca at Borden General Hospital in Chickasha, Oklahoma military hospital where he was recovering from a war injury. They were married in Edgefield, South Carolina March 23rd, 1946. Following the wedding, Annie and Warren moved to Palmetto (Warrens home town) where they remained the rest of their lives. Annie was active in the Palmetto Women's Club, the Palmetto Methodist Church and numerous other activities the 68 years that she lived here. She was predeceased by her husband Warren (former Mayor of Palmetto and owner of Tresca and Moore Insurance Agency), and two sons, Paul and William. Survivors include a son, Fred Tresca; daughters Jane Baylor, Elizabeth Pomeroy and Louise Klepfer; sister, Jean Rork; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mother and counselor to all whether her own child or one of their friends. Annie made a positive impact on many youth's lives. A visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday evening at Kicliter Funeral Home with services at 11am on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Palmetto Cemetery. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Palmetto, FL. Reverend Stephen L. Rasmussen will officiate.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 10, 2014