Anna Tibodeau, 1926-2016

Published 9:04 am Monday, July 25, 2016

Anna Marie Tibodeau, 89, of Easton died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton. The Rev. Thomas Niehaus will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and continue one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, visit

Anna Tibodeau

Anna Tibodeau

Anna Marie was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Anna Tautges of St. Leo.  She was adopted at 8 months of age by Bernard and Gertrude (Herman) Schimek. She was united in marriage to Bernard Charles Tibodeau on June 22, 1948, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton and to this union 10 children were born. They lived in Winnebago until the spring of 1949 when they moved to a farm southeast of Easton.

Anna Marie was a thoughtful and caring woman who was always concerned about others and no one was a stranger to her. She spoke her mind and always had the scoop on area happenings. Anna Marie taught school for four years at the Pink School House. She was a hot lunch cook for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School and took great pride in raising her family. She had a great appreciation and love for music and was an Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church choir member from 1945 to 2002. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton and the Easton American Legion Auxiliary.

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She is survived by children Sue Rivard of Albert Lea, Kathryn Tibodeau of Maple Grove, Mary Tibodeau of Faribault, Chuck (Shelley) Tibodeau of Wells, Michele Way of Champlin, Christine (Ron) Schultz of Easton, Barb (Paul) Rehmke of Albert Lea, Ken (Meg) Tibodeau of Easton, Joanne (Kerry) Haugh of Wells and John (Joanne) Tibodeau of Wells; 22 grandchildren, Brenda Rivard, Nikki (Ben) Gare, Lesley (Cole) Richardson, Lyssa (Jade) Warmka, Ashley (Adam) Grunzke, Laura Way, Lisa Way, Dominic Schultz, Vincent Schultz (Cassie Roberts), Bernie Schultz, Andrea Schultz, Chelsea (Todd) Sonnek, Christopher (Lindsey) Schultz, Marielle Schultz, Jaclyn Rehmke, Elyce (Tyler) Yelk, Trevor (Britney) Haugh, Phil Haugh, Bridget Haugh, Ryan Tibodeau, Claire Tibodeau and Alex Tibodeau; 12 great-grandchildren, Britnee, Blake, Hailie, Hudson, Paisley, Hadley, Spencer, Maria, Brayden, Makenzie, Wyatt  and Kaydra.

Anna Marie is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bernard, in 1980.