Anna Angela Wilde
1911 - 2013
Anna Angela "Grandma Anna" Wilde, 101, of Westphalia, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at Westphalia Hills. She was born on May 28, 1911, in Argyle, Missouri, the daughter of the late John Arnold and Elizabeth Catherine (Holterman) Brunnert. She was married in Argyle, Missouri, on October 25, 1933, to August Joseph Wilde, who died on September 22, 1958. A farmer, Anna was also a cook at St. Joseph School, Westphalia Inn, Westphalia Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; St. Ann Sodality; and St. Ann Sewing Circle. She loved quilting and cooking for her family, parish functions, and weddings. She enjoyed making cookies, potato soup, and was famous for her homemade bread and fried chicken. Anna could do multiple tasks at one time and was well-known for taking good care of her family. Survivors include three sons, David (Mary) Wilde, Maurice (Marilyn) Wilde, and Arnold "Danny" (Joann) Wilde, all of Westphalia; three daughters, Barbara (Raymond) Sharisin, Joyce (James) Weible, and Darlene (Virgil) Berhorst, all of Westphalia; 33 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Sylvester (Joy) Brunnert, St. Louis; two sisters, Hilda Neihaus, St. Louis, and Pauline Gannon, Jefferson City; 19 nieces; and 16 nephews. She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Megan Kulage; six brothers, Steve Brunnert, Fred Brunnert, Tony Brunnert, Larry Brunnert, Herman Brunnert, and infant William Brunnert; two sisters, Marie Thefeld and Rita Redel; three brothers-in-law, Bernard Wilde, Alois Wilde, Henry Wilde; and two sisters-in-law, Johanna Berhorst and Clara Hummel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark S. Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. An additional visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic School, 123 E. Main St., P.O. Box 205, Westphalia, MO 65085; Masses; or donor's choice. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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