|Anna Biskup, 91|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Anna Biskup, 91, died at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls on Wednesday, October 5, 2005.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 10, at the First Lutheran Church in Middle River, with Pastor Curt Matz officiating. Casket bearers included all of Anna’s grandchildren. Interment was held at Gust National Cemetery in Strathcona.
Anna Biskup, the daughter of the late Vaclav and Antonia (Hodka) Pesek, was born on March 27, 1914, on the original Pesek farm near Strathcona. She grew to womanhood there, attending the former Grass Lake School near her home. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. On June 20, 1934, Anna was united in marriage to Joseph C. Biskup at Roseau.
The couple farmed in Thief Lake Township of Marshall County, near Middle River, until 1945, when they moved into Middle River. Anna cooked at the Middle River school for several years, and also worked at the turkey processing plant in Thief River Falls. She was a long-time member of the First Lutheran Church of Middle River and of the Ladies Aid there.
She also was a member of the W.F.L.A. Lodge for 60 years. Anna loved growing flowers and gardening. She enjoyed visiting with her neighbors over a cup of coffee and eating her variety of breads and rolls she baked. In 1990, the couple moved to Thief River Falls. Joe passed away on June 15, 1994, and Anna later moved to the Valley Home in Thief River Falls. Since Feb. of 2005, she has resided at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls where she passed away on Wednesday afternoon.
She is survived by one daughter: Carol (Bill) Halme of Middle River; three sons, Joe (Judy) of Warroad; Fred of Lancaster, Calif.; and Leslie (Susan) of Lakeville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; in addition to several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Emma Kopecky and Mary Lapour, and four brothers, William, John, Frank, and Joseph.