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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 [www.prairiepublic.org.]. She will be featured in the 2004 documentary on the Glueckstal Black sea German villages produced by the Glueckstal Colonies Research Association [www.glueckstal.net].


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.

Reprinted with permission of the Aberdeen News.

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