Anna Lochner, 93-year-old resident of Pierz, MN, died Thursday, May 18 at the Pierz Villa Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 26 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:15 AM. on Friday at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, MN.
Anna Wilkes was born on May 3, 1930 in Pierz to the late Gerhard and Elizabeth (Riedlechner) Wilkes. She grew up in the Pierz, MN area. She was a faithful Catholic. Anna attended and graduated in 1949 from St. Francis High School in Little Falls. She was united in marriage to Carly Lochner on October 25, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. Together they raised 9 children. The couple celebrated 70 years of marriage. Anna worked for a couple of years for Employment Enterprises in Little Falls. Her favorite job was that of a Mother and Homemaker. Anna and Carly enjoyed many trips together, traveling from California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alaska and the National Parks. She loved cooking, baking, ceramics, painting, watching game shows on TV, playing Smear, going “out East” (Casino). She made each of her grandchildren a keepsake quilt and ceramic trinket box She also painted beautiful ceramic World Santa’s. Anna and Carly were devoted members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gerald (Lynda) Lochner of Little Falls, Bob (Cindy) Lochner of Buckman, Kevin (Linda) Lochner of Maple Grove, Mary (Mike) Poepping of Pierz, Carol Ann Lochner of Pierz, Steve (Kris) Lochner of Pierz, Susan (Kevin) Wilson of Cleveland, TN; daughters-in-law, Jeanne Lochner of Roseville and Jan Lochner of Sauk Rapids; sister, Rita Wilkes of Pierz, MN; 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren and one on the way; 2 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carly Lochner; sons, David and Paul Lochner; sisters, Cecilia (Wilkes) Przybilla; brother, Richard Wilkes.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Anna. 320-632-4393.