Anne J. McGovernAnne J. McGovern, 86, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2012.
Anne J. McGovern
Anne J. McGovern, 86, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2012.
Anne Jean Krawchuk was born to Bill and Mary Krawchuk on September 17, 1925 in Caribou Township of Kittson County. Anne was a lifelong Kittson County resident and graduated from Lancaster High School. On March 2, 1946 she married Willis McGovern at Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The couple settled in Hill Township and began farming in 1948. They moved into Hallock in the fall of 1966 and retired from farming in 1994. Anne and Willis wintered in Arizona and Texas for many years. Willis passed away January 26, 2005. Anne was a Gold Star Mother and attended every Veteran's Day service since 1968. She was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Anne dearly loved her children, grandchilden and great grandchildren and was affectionately known as "Granny Anne".
She is survived by her children, Marlyce (Jeff Sugden) Satterlund, Seward, NB, Sharon (John) Peterson, Hallock, Susan (Keith) Cedergren, LeCenter, MN and Billy (Colleen) McGovern, Hallock; nine grandchildren, Jason, James, Traves, Chad, Christopher, Jesse, Melisa, Renee and Dana; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Johnny, Nels and Peter; and sisters, Rose, Katherine, Delores and Avis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Richard on May 28, 1968; and sisters, Nettie, Verna and Bertha.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at Hallock.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.
Visitation will be held at the Austin Funeral Chapel in Hallock on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.