Ann Louise Opsahl Schmidt
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Ann Louise Opsahl Schmidt

BRADENTON, Fla. --Ann Louise Opsahl Schmidt, 74, of Bradenton passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Ann is a native of La Crosse, and was the daughter of the late Albin and Lillian Opsahl.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Robert Schmidt; son, Christopher Bonau Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Sarah Bonau Schmidt, in Berlin, Germany; granddaughters, Katalin and Klara Schmidt, in Budapest, Hungary; daughter, Julie Huebner; son-in-law, Ralf Huebner, in Bayreuth, Germany; daughter, Marietta Bourgeau; son-in-law, Oliver Bourgeau in Seattle; sister, Carole Sauer Brooks and brother-in-law, Jack Brooks, in Atlanta, Ga.

Ann was a dedicated and compassionate nurse by profession, a loving mother, a proud grandmother and a joyful friend. She loved her dogs, riding her jet ski and enjoyed time with friends and family. Her hugs, smiles and laughter will always hold a special memory in all of our hearts.

We appreciate the kindness and care provided to our loving mother over the last four years. A service will be held in the coming months, when her family can gather in person in La Crosse. A date and time for the celebration of Annie's life will be announced when travel restrictions allow.

Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Friends are invited to share memories, leave condolences and sign the online guestbook at

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Published in La Crosse Tribune on Oct. 14, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
Ann and Bob were my parents neighbors before Ann went to Bradenton Health Care...she was always cheerful,friendly, and super kind to my parents. Many times, when my dad’s health was failing and they had a few emergencies, it was Annie who came over and helped out until EMS arrived or we got him to the doctor. She and Bob were very kind, and we would see Annie while visiting our own mom, Bob was just so sweet with her. The Belvo Family is praying for Annie and Bob and their family. Rest In Peace sweet Ann, you earned it darlin’❤❤❤❤❤
Susan Belvo
October 16, 2020
I went to nurse's training with Annie. She was always bubbly and happy with a ready smile. She was a blessing to all who knew her as well as a great nurse!
Lorna Southall
October 16, 2020
Annie was a classmate of mine in grade school and high school. She was a "true northsider." She had a personality that could not be matched, and everyone she met turned out to be a friend. I know Annie is smiling down at us from Heaven, and enjoying the fruits of who she was.
Dan Tooley
October 16, 2020
Love and prayers to you Bob and family. Annie was one of a kind....great smile and so fun to be with.
Karen Cassidy
October 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. She had the best smile of our entire class at Aquinas.
Jenny Plesums
October 15, 2020
Was so very sorry to hear the passing of Annie , I am a cousin of Bob´s , prays and hugs to this very beautiful family
Clarissa klein
October 15, 2020
Bob and Family, We will always remember the Friday Fish Fry with you and Annie in Detroit. We tried to duplicate La Crosse Friday Fish Fries and had such a great time. Our sympathies and prayers are with you and your family. Annie was always a happy lady.
Terry & Mary Sue Hass
October 15, 2020
Bob and family, our deepest sympathy. Met Annie at the pool in Bradenton Fl. Always smiling and very friendly. We bowled together and had such a good time. Will keep her smile and memories forever. Prayers to the family.
Diane Ron Axberg
October 15, 2020
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Christopher Bonau Schmidt
October 15, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathy Bob and Family. Will always carry her memory in my heart. Love to all of you
Carl & Nancy Webber
October 15, 2020
So very sorry to see Annie passed. She was one of the best. Sending prayers to her family. God Bless.
Maureen Blomquist ( Walters )
October 14, 2020
Annie was a very thoughtful and sweet classmate. Always had a big smile.
Peg Schubert/Schneider
October 14, 2020
Annie was a classmate at Aquilas. Our paths didnt cross often, but when they did that cheerful spirit was always uplifting. She was a sweetheart!!
Pat Reinhard
October 14, 2020
Hi Bob, Sympathy in the loss of this special lady. Her laugh was always joyful and I can still hear her today. Thank you for all your years of care. You are the best!
Carol Pauly Ryan
October 14, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Annie was such a fun person to be around. She will be missed by many.
Don and Mary Calcagno
October 14, 2020
Ann was the happiest, sweetest girl , a joy to know at Aquinas. She will be loved and missed by many of her family and friends. Bless all of them in this time of loss.
Julie Lanning
October 14, 2020
Ann was my very best friend growing up on the Northside, attending St. James and Aquinas together. I have many fond memories when I spent countless hours at their home on Loomis St. To this day, I still remember their phone number of 782-3226. May her kind soul Rest In Peace.
Larry Hogden
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