Anna Kycek, 93, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 13, 2007

Funeral services for Anna B. Kycek, 93, of Albert Lea will be held at 4

p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the services at Bayview. To sign the guest book, goto

Anna was called to her heavenly home Thursday, April 12, 2007, at St. John&8217;s Lutheran Home.

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Anna B. Kycek was born Oct. 10, 1913, to Thor and Rachel (Severtson) Thorson in Morris, Ill. She had worked as a housemaid and at &8220;Ole&8217;s&8221; grocery store in Glenville. On April 18, 1941, Anna was united in marriage to Arnold A. Kycek in Mason City, Iowa. While Arnold was in the service during World War II, Anna worked at the American Gas Co. In 1952, they were blessed with the addition to their family with the adoption of Bonnie and Peggy. After their retirement, they enjoyed spending time camping and fishing. Family was very important to Anna and she loved baking for them.

Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie (Jason) Cramer of Webster City, Iowa, and Peggy Johnson of Minneapolis and their sister, Sandra (Greg) Larkin and daughters, Sara and Jennifer; grandchildren: Dayna (Jason) LaRue and their son, Zachary, Scott Hoffman and his children, Ashley and Cody, Jason (Shannon) Hoffman and their children, Austin and Anna, Angela Reese and her son, Macias, Pamela (Rusty) Balthaser and their son, Ezra, and Nathan Reese and his children, Kathryn and Christopher; sister, Thelma Bighley; and several nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold in 1993; granddaughter, Valerie Anne; sister, Cora and her husband, Cecil Williamson; brother, Oscar and his wife, Esther Thorson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ed and Mary Kycek; and brother-in-law, Delevan Bighley.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church.

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