August 5, 1918 – Friday, September 23, 2011
St. Michael Catholic Church
Tuesday, September 27th
Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville
Monday, September 26th
Anna M.(Barthel) Duerr, age 93, of Buffalo, loving mother, grandmother & great grandmother, passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2011. Preceded in death by husband Arthur; parents Mathias and Theresia Barthel; brothers Felix (Rose), Robert (Cecilia), Victor (Margaret), Bernard (Irene), Joseph and sisters Helen (Harry) Waters, Eleanor (Henry) Schlichting, Sister Mary Relindis (Margaret), Bernardine (John) Schmitz, Marie (Arthur) Schumacher, Cecelia (Herbert) Vollbrecht and Rose Mary (Glenard) Vickerman; and sister-in-law Oliva (Albert) Wagner. Survived by sons, Timothy, Anthony (Antonia) and Gregory (Mary); grandchildren Nicholas (Shannon), Tonia (Erik) Poncius, Rachel (Michael) Miller, Troy (Sarah), Megan (Daniel) Ritten; great-grandchildren Maddie, Alex, Anthony (TJ), Samantha, Emma and Joe Duerr, Hunter and Gerrit Poncius, Kathryn and Jon Miller, Kelsey, Glori, Tyler and Owen Ritten; sister-in-law Claudine Barthel.
After her marriage to Art she lived on a small dairy farm and did housekeeping in the Wayzata area for many years. She was a great cook and baker, always had a big garden, loved to play cards and bingo and had a great sense of humor. Anna always opened her home to family and friends. Anna had a very caring heart and always placed others’ needs before her own. She will be sadly missed.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 10:30am in St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4-8pm with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm at the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville with additional visitation Tuesday morning one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.