Tuesday, July 31, 2012



AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 600 E. Elm Street, Abbotsford; Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:15 P.M. Monday, July 30 at the Golden Continental Living Center, Abbotsford where she had resided for the past 10 months.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 3 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

PLACE OF BURIAL: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 3 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 15, 1922 in Medstead, Saskatchewan, Canada.

EDUCATION: Attended schools in Canada, Cloverdale Grade School and was a 1942 graduate of Medford High School. Anita also attended a School of Business in Duluth, Minnesota

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: December 16, 1944 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church to Hollis “Hollie” E. Waldhart and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2008.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: The family moved to Wisconsin in April 1935 and lived on a farm east of Medford. Anita worked for William F. Hoppe Accountant and then in the office at the Medford Coop Creamery. After their marriage she was a homemaker. Anita also started in June of 1969 for Schmidt the Clothes Man Inc., where she worked as a seamstress for 32 years. She liked to sew, bake, crochet, travel and spend time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Carmen (Tim) Ruesch and Ron (Lois) Waldhart both of Medford, Mary Patterson of Omaha, Nebraska and Carol (Bryan) Paur of Menomonie, Wisconsin

12 GRANDCHILDREN: Lisa (Rich) Pongratz, Lincoln (Melissa) Vircks, Lenise Fawely, Jill (Joe) Baregi, Kevin (Jenel) Waldhart, Michelle Patterson, Jayce (April) Patterson, Erin (Ed) Marriott, Tyler (Julia) Paur, Callie, Brynn and Brayden Paur.


SURVIVING SISTER: Velma Dietze of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Henry W. Strankman

Also preceded in death by a sister and a brother in infancy

PALLBEARERS: Lincoln Vircks, Kevin Waldhart, Jayce Patterson, Tyler and Braeden Paur and M. J. Zenner

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Anita’s family to be designated at a later date
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