Anna Fleischmann, age 91, of Sedalia, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born on Aug. 13, 1920 in Grosspetersdorf, Burgenland, Austria the youngest child of Frank and Theresia Krolick Steurer. She arrived in the U.S. on Christmas Eve, 1927. One of her most interesting memories was of the arrival hall at Ellis Island decorated for Christmas, a memory she shared with her family during a visit to New York.
Fleischmann lived most of her life in St. Louis, moving to Sedalia four years ago to be closer to her daughter. She was married to Joseph E. Fleischmann on Sept. 9, 1944 at St. Boniface Church in St. Louis. She and Joe were married for 52 years before his death in 1996. They loved to travel, play cards and had a wide circle of friends. Anna graduated from business school and went to work as a bookkeeper, a position she held at a variety of St. Louis firms until her retirement at age 70.
She is survived by one daughter, JoAnn Martin and her husband Turf, one granddaughter, Ashley Martin of St. Louis, a niece Mary Ann MacLean of Garden Grove, Celif., five additional nieces, a nephew and many great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, a granddaughter Sara Alice Martin, two brothers, two sisters, a nephew and her parents.
A vigil service will be held Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Heckart Funeral Home followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bahner (Junction of V and M). Pallbearers will be Ronald Hoppes, Chuck Kratzer, Robert DeHaven, Mark Homan, Beau Kratzer and Tayler Kratzer. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Liberty Center Association for the Arts in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.