Anne Linders died on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge. She was 92 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Monday, October 8th, 11:00 A.M. at Braham Ev. Lutheran Church. VISITATION and time of gathering will be 1 hour prior to the service. INURNMENT will be at Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.
Anne Marie (Schrader) Linders. A matriarch, mother, grandmother and great grandmother–truly an amazing person who was caring, compassionate and loving to those who knew her. On Oct. 4, 2007, Anne left this world to be with Lester once again, her husband of 45 years. She will always be remembered fondly for her tenacity and her “do what’s right” attitude as a wife, mother and caregiver.
Anne was born on May 5, 1915 in Bruno, Minn., to German immigrants. She was the second oldest child in a successful family of dairy farmers. While sharing chores and other work responsibilities with her siblings, Anne still found time for–and reveled in–fun. She was energetic, fun loving and full of teasing pranks that she played on her brothers and sister. In high school, she gained local fame as a standout girl’s basketball star, generating newspaper headlines about her ability to “shoot with unerring accuracy.”
After high school, Anne Schrader met Lester Linders and fell in love. She was smitten with his easy going and honest personality, his wavy black hair and his fun loving personality. They soon married and started a family. They had four kids–Donny, Gary, Dennis and Karen–and lived in St. Paul until 1947, when they moved to Stanchfield, Minn. It was there where Anne demonstrated great integrity, strength and deep compassion as she raised her family, reunited Lester with his lost brothers and sisters, endured the loss of her oldest child, Donald, at an early age, and eventually cared for her beloved husband until his passing in 1980.
After Les’ death, Anne poured her energy into becoming an expert bowler, golfer, rock collector and bird watcher. And she showered her love and vast wisdom over her pride and joy: her family. She was “just so proud of alls yous kids.” And her kids were proud to have been raised by her and to have the opportunity to know and love her, too.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lester; son Donald; parents William and Sophie Schrader; brothers Walter, Irving, Arthur, and Harry; and great grandson Mathew Gramentz. She is survived by children Gary (Rita) Linders, Dennis (Sharon) Linders, Karen (Carl) Gramentz; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Lillian (Bill) Krumholz and many nieces, nephews and friends.