Anna M. DeFoe, age 84 of Grey Eagle, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Little Falls Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 at the Grey Eagle United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Jacob Holck officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.
Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Anna Marie Showalter was born May 27, 1937 in Grey Eagle, Minnesota to Mearl and Swea (Larson) Showalter. She was united in marriage to Dale Montzka on September 17, 1955 at the United Methodist Church parsonage. The couple started their family and lived in Grey Eagle. Dale passed away in November of 1973 leaving behind Anna and their six children. On August 23, 1977 Anna married Jack DeFoe at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie. After marriage, the couple resided in Long Prairie and later resided in the Burtrum/Swanville area.
She was a member of Grey Eagle United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle. Anna enjoyed reading, working puzzles, cross stitching, working on the computer, and going to the casino.
Survivors include her children, Ray (Wendy Mull) Montzka of Crosby, John (Karen) Montzka of Alexandria, Janice (Wayne) Rahn of Burtrum, Larry (Trina) Montzka of Gilbert, Bruce (Mickey) Montzka of Fort Ripley, Ann (Neil) Davis of Alexandria, and Amy (Marv) Lemke of Swanville; step children, Dave (Regina) DeFoe, Rick (Trish) DeFoe, Ann DeFoe, Connie (Dennis) Holtz, Pat DeFoe, Teri (Dick) Stepanick, Rita (Sears) Warren, Bill (Shelly) DeFoe, Alice (Mike) Mueller, Joe (Anne) DeFoe, Mary (Gary) Herigon, Lois (Mike) Ness, John (Shari) DeFoe, Tony DeFoe, and Becky (Jim) Fisher; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Bob Showalter of Grey Eagle.
Anna was preceded in death by her husbands, Dale Montzka in 1973 and Jack DeFoe in 1999; and brother, Vernon Showalter.
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