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Obituary for Anna K. Antonich
Anna Katherine Antonich, age 32, of Frederic, WI passed away April 29, 2014 in her home after a valiant six month battle with brain cancer. Anna was born on January 13, 1982 to Simon and Mary Nelson of Frederic. Anna’s passion was for her many children that she cared for throughout her life. She began in high school by babysitting and caring for small children in her free time. While attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she often returned to Frederic on the weekends and other times to watch children. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 2004, she moved to Arizona to serve as a full time nanny. In 2006, she returned to Frederic and married Randy Antonich of Duluth, MN in a New Year’s Eve celebration at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Their daughter, Hattie was born on January 27, 2008 and son, Carl November 1, 2010. She opened a family daycare to offer her friends and family a friendly place to bring their children. Anna spent much of her childhood at her family’s cabin on Dunham Lake, just outside of Siren, WI. There she enjoyed the outdoors- swimming, waterskiing, boating, and spending long summer days with her family and friends. As she grew older she taught numerous children how to swim and waterski for the first time. Anna was devoted to giving back to her community. She served on various volunteer committees, including helping found Friends of the Pool, an organization working to raise money for a new community pool. She served as church council president of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, was an active member of the PTO at Frederic Elementary, Sunday School teacher, and coached various community youth sports teams. Anna was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarice and Gene Lindahl and Norman Nelson. Anna is survived by her husband, Randy; children, Hattie and Carl; parents, Simon and Mary Nelson; sister, Leah Bulver and husband Brad; brothers, Ben Nelson and fiancée Julie, Joe Nelson and friend Amy; grandmother, Norma Nelson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service held for Anna on Saturday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Children are encouraged to attend. A visitation will be held before the service, from 10:00-noon at the church. Food and fellowship will follow the Memorial Service. An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com . Refer to these websites for updated information. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.