Anne Ney
1950 - 2014
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Ney, Anne

For 64 years, God gave Anne Louise (Ottensmann) Ney the gift of physical life. She received the gift of eternal life by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. On December 13, 2014, with her family at her side Anne entered the fulfillment of that life as she left this earth to be with her Savior and friend, Jesus, in her heavenly home. We will not lose her, for she will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind her husband, Scott; one son, Daniel (Lori) Ney of Oshkosh; one daughter, Tricia (Charles) Olson of Oshkosh; twin grandchildren, Hannah and Emma Olson; and 3 grandsons, Timothy Olson and Jadon and Nathan Ney of Oshkosh; two brothers, Paul (Deanne) Ottensmann of Appleton, and David (Jodi) Ottensmann of Sheboygan, 7 nephews, 2 nieces and numerous cousins. Her mother (Doris), father (Leroy) and sister (Jeri Rhode) preceded her in death.

Anne's life began in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on May 4, 1950, and she graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in December, 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, honorary education sorority and Phi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology. She taught in Waukesha 1 1/2 years before her marriage to Scott on June 23, 1973.

During her 40 plus years as a member of Grace Bible Church, she served on the deacon board and missionary committee, coordinated the nursery, chaired the benevolent committee, taught children's church and Sunday school, directed an Awana club, and organized numerous fundraisers. Anne willingly served others sharing God's love and used her God given talents to help others.

She hosted a citywide Mom's in Touch prayer group, served on the Young Life-Oshkosh adult support committee, participated in Concerned Citizens for Excellence in Education, worked on the Pregnancy Lifeline, sat on the Citizen's advisory Council, representing West High School, and facilitated the Fibromyalgia Support group.

She would tell you that her greatest achievement was raising and home schooling her two beloved children. Her greatest joy in life was spending time in the Bible with God and spending time with family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Because she had a terminal illness, she was blessed to spend precious daily time with her children and grandchildren months before she passed and plan her funeral.

The celebration of "Life after life" service will be held in the chapel at Konrad Behlman Funeral Home - Westside, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 11:30am with Pastor Paul Turner II officiating. Friends and family may visit from 9:30am to 11:30am. Refreshments will be served during and after visitation. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Park, 2786 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. We invite you to cherish the memories of her life and celebrate the glories of her new Heavenly home.

In lieu of flowers, Anne requested that the family establish memorials in her name to pre-selected parties.

The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the Affinity Ministry Home Care Palliative and Hospice team, Preferred Home Health team, Home Helpers/Direct Link care team, various private caregivers and the Belville & Associates chiropractic team for their compassionate care of Anne.

Anne's greatest desire is that all would join her some day in heaven. She wrote...

Rom 3:23..all have sinned ( yes, even me!) and come short of the glory of God. Without Christ you are blind and lost (II Cor. 4:3,4), but the good news is, God loves you and Christ died to take the punishment for your sins (I Cor. 15:3,4). The only question is, do you believe He died to pay for your sins, or are you still trying to pay for them in your own way, by doing good works? God says, "to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5). Why not "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and be saved?

Anne's final words are: "To my beloved husband, Scott, who loved me unconditionally, in sickness and health, and to my children, who grew more precious with time, to my grandchildren, who blessed my life with great joy and to my wonderful friends….whatever we were to each other we still are. Speak to me in the same way you always have. Laugh, smile and think of me. I'll be with you in spirit and look forward to our heavenly reunion. Sustained by His Grace, Love, Anne"

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Dec. 16, 2014.
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December 10, 2019
Anne was a dear friend who I met online. She helped me track down the family of the pastor who led me to Christ as a nine-year-old. The timing was incredible, because when I called the pastor's widow, she told me that she had been sitting there wondering what their lives had amounted to and had been feeling depressed. I told her that I'd been a youngster at a youth camp where they spent a summer ministering to the children. She'd been my camp counselor and her husband had introduced me to Christ. I went on to tell her that I grew up to become a missionary and that many tribal people had turned to the Lord over the years and had, in turn, become missionaries to others. Even though the widow had no recollection of me, she was elated to learn that she and her husband's lives had indeed had purpose. She felt that my call was Heaven-sent at that moment in her life. Anne played a major role in all of that, and she and I became good friends. I look forward to personally meeting her in Eternity.
Pamela Rasmussen
January 11, 2015
Dear Family of Anne....I was blessed to read Anne's entries and see her desire to honor God through all she went through...One of the main things I remember was her prayer request that she would go in her sleep but more importantly that she would honor God right through the end. He is so faithful to have answered both those prayer requests. I am in her debt as Anne allowed God to use her to be an example to the rest of us of how to submit and glory God. Love to you all.
Judy Roszhart
December 23, 2014
To the Ney family, I had the pleasure to meet Anne through my brief time helping her through preferred. She put a smile on my face every time I had the pleasure to visit. Scott, you are an incredible husband for everything that you did for her, sending my prayers.
carrie raddatz
December 23, 2014
We knew Anne only through e-mails as she helped administer her parents generous giving to missionaries. Her love for the Lord and for her family came through loud and clear. It was a privilege to know her in this way. May the Lord bless and comfort her family and friends. Lindy and Carol Drake, NTM missionaries in Brazil
Lindsley and Carol Drake
December 22, 2014
Dear Dan and Lori,
I met your mom at a Fibromyalgia Group Support meeting and always felt she was suffering more than most. I have been following her journey through friends and on Caring Bridge. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special person in many ways. She was truly a role model for others who had aches and pains. I feel stronger for having known her.
Diane Egan
December 22, 2014
Dear Scott, Daniel and Trisha and family,
Please accept our deep sympathy at this time of loss. It's been our privilege to read of your faith and God's provision throughout Anne's battle.
Our prayer is for God's overwhelming comfort for all of you. Our love,
Beverly and Gene Lynn
Gene and Bev Lynn
December 22, 2014
Dear Anne and Family,

I had the pleasure to meet you through Facebook CBD, we became friends outside of that Facebook page. I would read and cheer with you from Denver, cry at the hurdles that you had to cross over. But you did everything with Grace and Dignity. Your presence will be missed God Speed.

caroline brady
December 20, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. I am a Lyme warrior too as my entire family has Lyme. We will continue to let our light shine and our voices will be heard!
Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end;
They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again.
Linda Olley
December 20, 2014
Dear Family of Anne,

This might be a hard day for you. We are with you and will pray for you. We are thankful for her life even if we never met Anne. So good to meet all of you when we get to where Jesus is... our love, Koen en Anne-Laure
December 19, 2014
Rest in Peace Dear Anne
We will continue the fight
December 19, 2014
Rest in peace Anne. You will always be a true warrior. May God bless you and keep you under his wings forever.
Michael Cannon
December 18, 2014
Ave atque vale.
December 18, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with Anne's family! SHe will be deeply missed.h
December 18, 2014
It will be wonderful to see Anne again! She has left her mark for eternity here on earth.
Pam Rasmussen
December 18, 2014
Prayers of comfort for family members and friends at this time of deep loss and sorrow.
Ruth Fenn
December 18, 2014
May your family find perfect peace in this time, as you have the blessed assurance that she entered those heavenly gate. It was not goodbye, for you will see her one day again. She met her savior face to face, what a beautiful moment that must have been. You know His words to her were "Well done, my good and faithful servant" God bless all of you as you continue to celebrate a beautiful life of one who has gone on before you. She was a courageous warrior that never let her love or faith be shattered. Beautiful example to all of us. God bless you and your family.
December 18, 2014
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks

But your legacy is in a keepsake from which I'll never part.

God may have you in His arms, I have you in my heart.

I celebrate that you are pain free and with the Lord.

I'm comforted that one day I will see you; praise the Lord for that reassurance!

Love you Mom!
Dan Ney
December 18, 2014
I knew Anne only through our online Lyme community (I am a chronic Lyme patient as well), and was always so moved by her faith, kindness, love of family and friends. I pray for God's comfort for her family.
Jill Easton
December 18, 2014
My heart and love is with you her family and all those who love Anne. It was a pleasure to have known her and see and feel her strength through her battle with lyme disease. Anne, I send you off with love and light my fellow lyme warrior I will never forget you and your spirit.
Luba Williams
December 18, 2014
Scott: My condolences to you and your entire family. I remember how your face would light up when you talked about Anne and the rest of your family. May God surround the Ney family with great peace and love.
Marla Wilson Ziino
December 17, 2014
Anne, I miss journeying with you and spurring each other on. You've led the way home so courageously and graciously. I love and miss you and will see you soon!
Michelle Beckman
December 17, 2014
Ney Family, I am saddened to hear of Anne's passing. I know she was very sick and know she is in eternal peace with Jesus, the Angels & Saints. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Here is a lovely prayer for all of you.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you,
and whispered "Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating;
Hard working hands now rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Christine Baerwald
December 17, 2014
It has been an honor and a privilege to have known Anne for well over 40 years. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Child of God. Her testimony and faith touched the lives of many throughout her time here on earth. She will be remembered always. Our love and prayers to Scott, Dan, Lori and all of her beloved grandchildren.
Jan Picard
December 16, 2014
Scott, I'm so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. I hope you find great comfort in knowing what a wonderful husband you were to her in her sickness as well as in her health,when you take those vows you never know at the time how hard it can be, I saw how patient and caring you were to her and I pray God gets you through this rough time and rest assured, you did good.
Barb Noe
December 16, 2014
Thank you Scott and Anne for serving our Lord. When we all get to heaven; what a day of rejoicing that will be!
The Tollar Family
Missy Tollar
December 16, 2014
So sorry to hear of Anne's passing but know that she is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord, free from her pain. Our prayers are with you at this time. Pastor Dick & Ruth
Pastor Dick & Ruth Ware
December 16, 2014
To the Ney family: so many of my earliest childhood memories involve you all. You have all been and remain dear to me. I am saddened in your loss, though we all know and understand that your wife, your mother, your grandmother, our friend is indeed not lost. Know that you are loved and being lifted up in thoughts and prayers.
Nathan Records
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