Anna “Ann” Barden, 90, Amherst, passed away peacefully Saturday,
April 29, 2017, at her residence.
Ann was born in Parkston, S.D., May 31, 1926, the daughter
of the late Christ and Mary (Horvath) Ebersdorfer.
Ann attended school up to the eighth grade and left to
assist on the family farm. At the age of 16, Ann moved to Wisconsin with her
sister and brother-in-law.
On July 27, 1946, Ann married Franklin “Bud” Barden at St.
Patrick’s Catholic Church in the town of Lanark.
Ann and Bud lived on the family farm for 69 years where they
raised their 10 children. Ann enjoyed working on the family farm with Bud and
their children. She enjoyed crocheting hand towels for her children,
grandchildren, neighbors and for the church.
Ann also shared her sewing talents with her daughters and
her neighbor’s daughters through 4-H as a leader. She enjoyed watching the
Brewers and the Packers. Ann also enjoyed watching her children and
grandchildren play sports.
Ann was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church,
St. Maximilian Altar Society, St. Patrick’s Altar Society, Portage Co.
Homemaker’s, Portage Co. 4-H Leaders Association and the Almond-Bancroft
Ann leaves behind her children, JoAnn (Jack) Doyle, Amherst,
Bob (Chris) Barden, Plover, Karen (Mick) Wennesberg, Tell City, Ind., Gary
(Sandy) Barden, Wild Rose, Mike (Val) Barden, Amherst, Pat (Dave) Kamke, Green
Bay, and Mary Jo Barden, Waupaca; a daughter-in-law, Patty Barden, Almond; 21
grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jo Skelly, Mitchell, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bud; her
parents; three sons, Jim, Tom and John Barden; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Barden;
two sisters, Agnes (Joe) Horvath and Liz (Leonard) Teschner; and a
brother-in-law, Mick Skelly.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. at
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in the town of Buena Vista. Father Jim
Trempe will preside. Burial will follow the mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic
Cemetery in the town of Lanark.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at
the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst with a Rosary Service to be at 7 p.m.
The family will also greet friends and relatives Friday morning from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. at the church.
The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting the
family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank Ministry Hospice and Home
Instead, both of Stevens Point, for the wonderful care they gave to our mother,