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Howard, Anna

Anna Howard, age 92, formerly of Nekoosa, went home to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Private services were held at Green Hill Cemetery in the town of Saratoga. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Anna was born March 20, 1921 in Chicago, IL to James and Josephine (Stepan) Tumpach, Sr. She married Carl Howard on November 6, 1945 in Chicago, IL. He died February 28, 1992. She was employed in Chicago as an assembly worker during the wartime years. She was a homemaker and also worked seasonal jobs at Sampson's Canning Factory and Mengel's Cranberry Marsh.

Anna loved to fish, garden, play cards, do crossword puzzles, and play bingo at the Care Center. She enjoyed attending Christian Life Fellowship and appreciated all of their prayers. She loved spending time with her family and she'll be greatly missed.

Anna was known by everyone for her smile and gentle spirit.

She is survived by one daughter, Arleen (David) Lobner of Nekoosa; three grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Miltimore of Mankato, MN, Lisa (Art) VanZanten of Ft. Myers, FL, and Lori Lobner of Eagan, MN; seven great grandchildren, Hannah, Ross and David Miltimore, Annalisse, Kaatja, Annika and Eli VanZanten; and 2 nephews and 2 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Anna's family would like to thank the staffs of Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Ministry Home Care Hospice for their wonderful care. Her family would also like to thank everyone at Christian Life Fellowship for all of their prayers.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 26, 2013
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