Anna Hanna, 85, of Lanesboro
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:55 AM
Anna Dierl Hanna, 85, of Lanesboro, died peacefully, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital after suffering a stroke.
She was born April 11, 1927, in Eger (Cheb), Czechoslova-kia. At the end of World War II, she escaped from Czechoslova-kia to Augsburg, Germany. There she met her husband of 61 years, Lewis Hanna, who was serving in the U.S. Army. In 1952, she and her daughter, Lydia, immigrated to the United States, and settled at Fort Custer, Mich., with Lewis. She trav-eled throughout the U.S. and Japan during Lewis' military ca-reer settling in Martinez Ga., in 1965.
She was trained as a seamstress in Europe and continued this career up until her death. In 2004, she and Lewis resettled in Lanesboro, to be closer to family. Here she made many friends and brought great happiness to her newfound O'Connor family.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and Thilos Club.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Hanna of 61 years; daughter, Lydia (Joe) O'Connor of Lanesboro; granddaughter, Tara (Mike) O'Donnell of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; grandson, CW2 Brian (Kelley) O'Connor of Ft. Carson, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jeffrey Novak of Aliso Viejo, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral Mass was held on Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Pat-rick's Catholic Church in Lanesboro.
Memorials are preferred to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
Johnson-Riley Funeral home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.