Obituary of Anne Roesch Larson
"Obituary of Anne Roesch Larson." Aberdeen American News, 11 September 2003.
Note: Anne Roesch Larson was featured in the 2000 award-winning
television documentary, "Schmeckfest: Food Traditions of
the Germans from Russia", produced by prairie Public Television
She will be featured in the 2004 documentary on the Glueckstal Black
sea German villages produced by the Glueckstal Colonies Research
Aberdeen -services for Anne (Roesch) Larson, 90, Aberdeen,
are 2 p.m. Friday, September 12 at Plymouth Congregational Church,
Aberdeen, Pastor Rick Riedel and Pastor Armand Larive officiating.
Burial: Riverside Memorial Park. Anne died September 8, at Avera
St. Luke's Hospital. Arrangements: Spitzer Funeral Home, 320 Sixth
Ave. S.E. visitation: 1-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home with
a prayer service at 7, and one hour prior to the service at the
church. Anne Elaine Roesch was born April 13, 1913, to Frederick
and Rosina (Treftz) Roesch on a farm five miles north of Roscoe,
S.D. she attended rural elementary school in Sangamon Township.
Anne graduated from Roscoe High school in 1931. She then went on
to attend Aberdeen Business College. After receiving her education,
Anne worked in the A.S.C. office in Ipswich. She was the Edmunds
county deputy treasurer for three years. Anne was also employed
in the Groton Bank for two years. Anne married Lewis E. Larson on
September 1, 1940, at Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Roscoe, S.D.,
for two years before moving to Aberdeen in 1942, where Lewis was
employed as a train dispatcher by Milwaukee Railroad. Lewis died
December 2, 1974. In Aberdeen, Anne was employed as a part-time
consumer advisor in a local food market for 30 years until her health
forced her to retire. Anne was a member of United Church of Christ,
Plymouth congregational church since 1944. She held various church
offices and taught Sunday School. Anne was also a member of Pasque
Club, Minerva chapter No.5, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile,
Aurora Temple No.39, and Yelduz Ladies Auxiliary, Scottish Rite
women's club, shrine widows, Germans from Russia Heritage Society.
Anne represented Germans From Russia at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
in Washington DC in 1975. she was also past president of Milwaukee
women's club. Grateful for having shared her life are her nieces,
nephews, and great nieces and nephews. preceded in death by her
husband, Lewis Larson, her parents, Frederick and Rosina Roesch,
four brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be sent to the shrine
Roadrunners, or Plymouth congregational church.
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