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Anna Mae Porath, age 83, of Owen, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with her daughter and son by her side. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Anna Mae was born April 23, 1930 in Rockford, IL to John and Mae (Komis) Wesneski. She received her education and graduated from Bee Hive School outside of Owen. Anna Mae was joined in marriage to Arvid Lindgren on June 30, 1951 at the Alliance Church in Curtiss. Together they farmed in the Town of Green Grove until the time of his death in 1969. She then went to school to become a CNA and worked at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement. Anna Mae was joined in marriage to Ed Porath on October 24, 1981 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss.

She enjoyed baking, cooking, canning and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her door was always open for friends and family to visit.

Anna Mae is survived by her children: Gary (Barb) Lindgren of Withee and Debbie (Brook) Hansen of Champlin, MN, her step-children; Rod (Debi) Porath of Loyal, Denise (Ron) Kovalaske of Owen, and Randy Porath of Owen. She is further survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, a sister; Jean (George) Behringer of Winneconne, her step-son-in-law; Steve Brown of Abbotsford and many nieces and nephews.

Anna Mae is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband; Arvid, her second husband; Edwin in 2011, her step-daughter, Debra Brown, a step- granddaughter, Jessica Porath and 2 sisters; Joyce Ackerman, and Norma Miller.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and all who knew her smiling face.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to




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