Obituary of Anna Laderach
Anna Rose Velker was born in Toledo on October 2, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Stanley W. Velker and the late Louise P. (Kesting) Velker. She graduated from the Notre Dame Academy where she had excelled in academics, art, and sports; including playing on the basketball team.
She married the love of her life, John A. Laderach on January 20, 1940 in Angola, Indiana. From this union the couple would share in the birth of eight children. John and Anna, along with their children, were some of the first year round residents of the City of Luna Pier, where they were very active in the City. She was extremely loving, caring, and well-respected by those around her. She could be counted on for good, sound advice or just to listen. She enjoyed family get-togethers and cooking for all of her guests. She enjoyed the outdoors and everything about nature living or growing on God’s green earth.
Anna loved to travel. She had been on many cross continent jaunts with family and had especially cherished a trip, to Alaska with daughter, Ruth and granddaughter, Cindy tent camping all the way there and back at the young age of 74. Anna had also visited Switzerland and Germany with her husband and Hawaii with her daughter, Ruth. Countless hours were enjoyed at the family cabin Up North on East Lake.
Anna was blessed with a plethora of grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with them or “babysit”. She had enjoyed bowling for years and her daily soaps. She believed in one beer a day, wasn’t afraid of having cheese and popcorn for dinner. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Erie.
Anna Rose (Annie) Laderach, age 95 of Luna Pier passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St.Vincent Hospital surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by her husband, John in 1986; two sons: Chuck and Jack; a daughter: Ruth; and a grandson: John-Luke.
To cherish her memory Anna leaves five sons: Ted of Luna Pier, Mike (Rose) of Luna Pier, Rudy (Kathy) of Erie, Bob (Alma) of Erie, and Ben (Carolyn) of Luna Pier; a daughter-in-law: Mary of LaSalle; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Noon on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2029 Manhattan in Erie. Merkle Funeral Service, (734) 848-5185 has been entrusted with her arrangements.
Memorials for those who wish are suggested to Erie Presbyterian Church. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visitingwww.merklefs.com .