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Annabelle L Anding

December 12, 1924 — August 31, 2015

Annabelle Louise Anding (Garbusch) was born December 12, 1924, to Gladys Garbusch (Genett) and Alfred Garbusch in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Her parents purchased a farmstead in the country where she resided most of her life. She attended St. John's Lutheran School, a country school, and also the Neillsville High School. She married George Henry Anding on November 22, 1942, at Fort McCoy, where he was stationed. Upon his discharge from the Army they returned to Neillsville to the home in which she grew up in. As Mom was an only child, she desired a big family so we would not be lonely growing up like she was. She raised 15 children, 12 of them on her own once her husband left the family. Mom was an amazing woman, as this was a challenging and probably one of her toughest but most rewarding tasks in her life. She did a great job!She had various jobs, working for Sunburst Youth Home, Nelson Muffler briefly, Neillsville Public School, First Financial Bank, and Memorial Medical Center, in which she retired from in June 1991, after 12 years of service. But her biggest and proudest job of all was taking care of and raising her children. She also did childcare for her grandchildren. Mom also was a wonderful cook. Mom enjoyed making big holiday meals for the family and the family always looked forward to these days. For the last two years she resided at the Neillsville Retirement Community and was thankful for the care she received.Preceding Annabelle in death were her parents Gladys Irene Garbusch (Genett), Alfred Paul Garbusch; George Henry Anding, and a stillborn child. Surviving children include Georgiann (William) Howard, Granton; Daryl Anding, Milwaukee; Marilyn (Mike) Durand, Burnsville, MN; Doug (Renee) Anding, Marshfield; David (Donna) Anding, Greenwood; Linda (Greg) Foster, Neillsville; Curtis (Chris) Anding, Granton; Craig Anding (Jennie), Crystal Lake, IL; Gordon (Barb) Anding, Granton; Gail (Rollin) Opelt, Neillsville; Gary (Christy) Anding, Neillsville; Blaine (Maricris) Anding, New Berlin, WI; Brian Anding, Neillsville; Brenda Anding (Aaron), University Place, WA; Bradley (Stacy) Anding, Eau Claire. She is also survived by 42 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.Serving as Pallbearers will be: Leonard Howard, Russell Howard, Matt Anding, Dennis Anding, Bernie Joe Anding, Aaron Anding, Jonathon Anding, Drew Anding, Phillip Opelt, Hillary Anding, Brandon Anding, Derek Anding, and Brigitta Coleman. Pianist will be Stephanie Opelt.Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at Gesche Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11 a.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Doug Bjerke. She will be laid to rest in the Neillsville Cemetery. A private family reception will be held at the American Legion Hall in Neillsville at 12:30 p.m. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Annabelle's family with Funeral arrangements. Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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