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Anne J. McGovern, 86

Anne J. McGovern, 86, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at Kittson
Memorial Hospital in Hallock on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2012.
Anne Jean Krawchuk was born to Bill and Mary Krawchuk on September
17, 1925 in Caribou Township of Kittson County.   Anne was a lifelong
Kittson County resident and graduated from Lancaster High School.  On
March 2, 1946 she married Willis McGovern at Thief River Falls,
Minnesota.  The couple settled in Hill Township and began farming in
1948.  They moved into Hallock in the fall of 1966 and retired from
farming in 1994.  Anne and Willis wintered in Arizona and Texas for
many years.  Willis passed away January 26, 2005.  Anne was a Gold
Star Mother and attended every Veteran’s Day service since 1968. She
was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the American
Legion Auxiliary.  Anne dearly loved her children, grandchilden and
great grandchildren and was affectionately known as “Granny Anne”.
    She is survived by her children, Marlyce (Jeff Sugden) Satterlund,
Seward, NB, Sharon (John) Peterson, Hallock, Susan (Keith) Cedergren,
LeCenter, MN and Billy (Colleen) McGovern, Hallock; nine
grandchildren, Jason, James, Traves, Chad, Christopher, Jesse,
Melisa, Renee and Dana; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Johnny,
Nels and Peter; and sisters, Rose, Katherine, Delores and Avis.  She
was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Richard on May
28, 1968; and sisters, Nettie, Verna and Bertha.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2012 at
10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at Hallock.  Interment
will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.   Visitation will be held at
the Austin Funeral Chapel in Hallock on Friday evening from 6 to 8
p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

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