Alice E. Ansami, 94, of Saxon, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, while visiting her daughter's family to celebrate her 94th birthday.
The former Alice Peterson was born April 12, 1918, in Saxon, daughter of the late John and Lisa (Carlson) Peterson. She was raised on a small dairy farm in Saxon and attended the Simon School there.
On June 18, 1938, she married Waino H. Ansami at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironwood, Mich. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1990.
Alice was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood, where she was formerly active in the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She enjoyed playing Scrabble with her family members, working crossword puzzles, and loved cooking, baking, flower gardening and washing and hanging out clothes right up until her final days. She also was an avid Brewers fan.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin, Ironwood, and Ralph and Jim, Saxon; a daughter, Judy (Jim) Braatz, Oconomowoc; five grandchildren, Lisa Braatz (Mike), Leah Braatz, Steven Braatz (Jaci), and Kayla and Jacob Ansami; six great-grandchildren, Ben, Mitchell, Hayli, Aiden, Tanner and Miranda; sisters-in-law, Ida Holm, Hurley, Florence Auger, Mullan, Idaho, and LaVerne Leverick, Arlington Heights, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.
Besides her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by brothers, Hilding, Elmer, Carl and Walter Peterson; and sisters, Hildegarde Mattson, Hulda Oman, Agnes Lahti and Elsie Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 9:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5104 E. Margaret St., in Ironwood, with parish assistant Larry Oehlerking officiating.
Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Committal and interment will then take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Saxon.
Pallbearers will be Marvin, Ralph, Jim and Jacob Ansami, Jim and Steven Braatz, and Ben and Mitchell Branski.
Alice's obituary can be viewed online and condolences given to her family at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.