Anna M. Wegscheid

Anna M. (Vorderbruggen) Wegscheid, age 90 of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, surrounded by family members at Burns Manor Nursing Home.

Anna was born to Christopher and Frances Vorderbruggen Jan. 26, 1909, in Ottertail County, Minn. She was the last survivor of 15 children born to that union.

On April 22, 1929, Anna married Edmund F. Wegscheid at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Delano. They were married more than 67 years, prior to Ed's passing on Nov. 30, 1996.

Ed and Anna started married life on a small farm near Bluffton. They moved to Montrose, Minn. in the 1930s, during the depression and drought years, and then farmed south of Winsted through 1957.

From 1958 to 1964, Anna worked with Ed as the owners and operators of Waseca Recreation in Waseca, Minn.

Anna is survived by the couple's nine children: Cordelia Lewandoski of Winsted; Stan (Patsy) of LaBelle, Fla.; Harlan (Joann) of Lester Prairie; Virgil (Virginia) of Hutchinson; Edmund L. (Betty) of Milan, Ill.; Mark (Ella) of Stockton, Calif.; Sharon Dominik of Lawrence, Kan.; Darril (Mary) of Mendota Heights; and Kaleene (Tom) Willard of Concord, Calif.

In addition, Anna is survived by 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Mae Vorderbruggen of Watertown; Schlostica Weller, Helen Peters, Kay Wegscheid, and Luella Wegscheid and brother-in-law Ambrose Beringer, all of Bluffton, Minn.; brothers/sisters-in-law, Leonard and Lorene Wegscheid of Perham, and Roman and Rose Wegscheid of Kingman, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

Anna was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Rosemary (Otto) Wegscheid and son-in-law, Ernie Lewandoski, both of Winsted; and grandchildren, Linda (Lewandoski) Kritzeck, formerly of Winsted; and David A. Wegscheid of LaBelle, Fla.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Hutchinson.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Dobratz-Hentge Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

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