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Anna T. Schlauderaff, 86, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Anna Theresa Schlauderaff was born Jan. 2, 1927 in Sauk Rapids to Ernest and Cecelia (Esser) Amundson. She lived in several communities as a young girl. She is a 1943 graduate of Waubun High School.

On a blind date on New Year's Eve of 1943, she met the love of her life, Wesley Schlauderaff. The couple was united in marriage Nov. 6, 1945 in Detroit Lakes.

They farmed with his brother, Harvey until 1951, when they began farming the family farm on their own. They retired in 1981. Wesley died in 2007 and Anna moved to Park Manor in 2008.

Anna enjoyed time with her family, knitting, cooking, gardening, playing cards and taking care of the flower boxes at the Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center. Anna won many ribbons for her canning at the Becker County Fair over the years.

For 68 years she was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Holy Rosary Christian Mothers, she was also involved with the Becker County Council on Aging and is a past recipient of the Becker County Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

Survivors include six daughters, Roxanne (Merlin) Engum of Bemidji, Linda (John) Schons of Detroit Lakes, Patricia (Walter Draack) Johnson of Frazee, Bonnie Schlauderaff of Detroit Lakes, Barbara (Lionel) St. Godard of West Hawk Lake, Manitoba, Canada, Joyce (Wallace) Holm of Detroit Lakes; eight sons, Daniel (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes, Gary (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes, Frank (Sue) of Hankinson, N.D., Tim (Stephanie) of Barnesville, Jeff (Linda) of Detroit Lakes, Wayne (Dawn) of Detroit Lakes, Bruce (Kim) of Detroit Lakes, and Mark (Sherri) of St. Michael; 30 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Florence (Walter) Hensel of Park Rapids; two brothers, Vernon Amundson of Mankato and Charles Amundson of Boston, Mass.

In addition to her husband, Wesley; she was preceded in death by two children, Henry and Cecelia; one granddaughter; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a great- grandson; father, Ernest Amundson; mother, Cecelia Resch; stepfather, Joe Resch; and brother, Leonard Amundson.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Msgr. Timothy McGee, officiating.

Interment: Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 15 with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at David-Donehower Funeral Home, also one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday.

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