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ANNE LITTLEFIELD, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich., of complications from a stroke. Born Anne Margaret Haugen, on March 19, 1937, in Madison, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Eva Lund and Einar Ingvald Haugen. Music was the core of her life. She studied piano, first with Olive Endres and Marie Friedlander, then at Oberlin Conservatory with Arthur Dann and Freeman Koberstein, graduating in 1959 as a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, and finally in the Master's Program at Boston University. She taught music in the Maynard, Mass., public schools until her marriage to Physicist Eldred Brian Littlefield in 1963. He accepted a professorship to Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind. There they raised their children, Eldred "Dredd", Evelyn (John) Zaloudek, and Otis. She had a private piano studio for many years and also taught music in the public schools. She later earned a Master's degree in computing at Purdue University at Fort Wayne, and worked in that field. She was very active in the Fort Wayne Unitarian Church and for many years was director of its choir and folk orchestra and composed music for them. She was also the accompanist for and a choir member in the Fort Wayne Festival Choir. She founded the Fort Wayne chapter of Sons of Norway named "Tre Elver." A year ago, the couple moved to Northport, Mich. to be near their daughter. Surviving are her husband; children; two grandchildren; and her sister Camilla Cai. No service is planned at this time. "The family is grateful for the care and support from the staff at the Northport Highlands, Northport, Mich. and the Munson Hospice House, Traverse City, Mich." Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Please visit Anne's webpage at to sign the guestbook and share a message or memory with her family. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, Mich. 231.941.9034.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 21, 2011
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