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Ann Louise Boyle

Ann Louise Boyle, age 84 of Cannon Falls, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2006 at the Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Ann was born at home on the family farm in Winsted, the seventh of 10 children born to George and Mary (Remer) Lachermeier.

She attended country school, and at age 16, left her family for a summer job as a nanny in Minneapolis. She came to live in Minneapolis, and worked at a defense plant during the war.

Ann married John R. “Jack” Boyle Aug. 28, 1946 in Sioux City, Iowa. Following several moves, they settled in Cannon Falls in 1961.

Along with starting their family, Ann and Jack enjoyed dancing together. Jack died Feb. 26, 1986.

Ann was an active member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls.

She was employed part-time for 15 years with the Berquist Company, retiring at the age of 80 years.

Ann loved caring for her grandchildren over the years, and also would help with drop-in dog care. She loved visiting with her friends, flower gardening, and reading.

Ann is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Daniel) Zimmerman, and Colleen (Joe Hoban) Boyle, all of Cannon Falls; six grandchildren, Jessica Zimmerman, Eric (Erin) Zimmerman, and Kendra, Tyler, Bryce, and Reece Boyle-Hoban; two brothers, George “Butch” (Elmerine) Lachermeier, and Bernard “Benny” (Sally) Lachermeier, all of Winsted; one brother-in-law; several sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

In addition to her husband, Jack, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Russell; six brothers, Joseph, Leo, Tony, Alois, Paul and Leonard Lachermeier; and a sister, Magdalen Hertzog.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Jay Kythe officiating. A private family interment service will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls; and continued Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.

Pallbearers were Daniel and Eric Zimmerman, Joe Hoban, and Stan, Dale and John Lachermeier.

Arrangements were by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.

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