Anna (Pohlkamp) Gangl, 96-year-old resident of Pierz, died Thursday, November 19 at Meadow Ponds in Pierz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 23 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Buckman, MN, with Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Monday, November 23 at St. Michaels Catholic in Buckman. A Christian Mothers Rosary will be said at 10:30 AM at the church.
Anna Pohlkamp was born on March 24, 1924 in Little Falls to the late Frank and Catharine (Suess) Pohlkamp. She attended country school until the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Joseph Gangl on October 5, 1946 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Buckman. The couple made their home on a farm northeast of Buckman where they raised their 12 children. Anna was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them. Anna enjoyed baking bread, traveling with her family, bowling, dancing, gardening, quilting, playing cards, fishing, berry picking, snowmobiling and helping Joe on the farm. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Aid and the Mission Group.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, JoAnn Hendrickson of Cushing, Mary Kay Zilka of Hillman, Hilary Hippie Gangl of Pierz, Bernard (Geri Blondie) Gangl of Royalton, Rita (Roger) Hocking of Park Rapids, LaVern (Mike) Talberg of Buckman, Michael Gangl of Rice, Donna (Eric) Miller of Hillman, Daniel (Kelly) Gangl of Pierz, David (Lisa Motschke, fianc) Gangl of Pierz, Brian Gangl of Pierz and Debbie (Thomas) Talberg of Hillman; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Pohlkamp, Mary Ann Gangl of Royalton and Agnes Medek of Pierz. 19grandchildren and 29great-grandchildren and threeon the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Catharine Pohlkamp; husband, Joseph Gangl; siblings, Ted Pohlkamp, Andrew Pohlkamp, Erwin Pohlkamp, Leonard Pohlkamp, Marie Gmach and Catharine Kapsner; sons-in-law, Ed Hendrickson and Richard Zilka.
Casket bearers will be her daughters, JoAnn Hendrickson, Mary Kay Zilka, Rita Hocking, LaVern Talberg, Donna Miller, Debbie Talberg.