Barbara Anselment, 91, of Silver Bay died peacefully at St. Mary’s Essentia Hospital in Duluth with her family at her side on February 2, 2020. In her final years she was lovingly cared for by her family.
Barbara was born in Robbinsdale, MN on Nov. 29, 1928 to Henry and Petronilla Schulte. She grew up in Golden Valley with nine brothers and sisters and graduated from St. Anthony’s Catholic High School in Minneapolis. Her faith was central to her life.
She married Lee Anselment on Aug. 21, 1948. The majority of their married life was spent on their land on the Lax Lake Road near Silver Bay, MN. She was a charter member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay.
She raised her thirteen children with humor and infinite patience. She expressed her love for her family with her wonderful cooking, and her selfless attitude. She instilled in her children a love for gardening, music, and reading. She watched Jeopardy every chance she could, and one of her final remarks was, “What? Am I missing Jeopardy?”
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Larry (Deb Johansen) and John; her parents; her siblings, Sister Benedice, Corintha, Bernice, Kenneth, Richard, and Allen; and son in law, Harry.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Linda Crumpton of Duluth, Nancy (Gary Olson) Anselment Olson of Finland, Janet (Jim) Gouvas of Bowling Green, KY, Susie (Bill) Nelson of Silver Bay, Kathy (Mark) Nelson of Finland, Don (Sara Preston) of Two Harbors, Eileen of Lax Lake, Sally Ernest of Silver Bay, Peter of Phoenix, AZ, Mary of Silver Bay, and Joe (Feliza) of Silver Bay; grandchildren, Lara, Nora, Sandy, Jessica, Dan, Blythe, Madeline, Peter, Michael, Cassie, Emily, Ally, Sara, Alex, Nick and Lee; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Emmett (Mary Ann) and Larry (Roseanna), and sister, Imelda Schulte; family friend H Casper, and her new best friend and constant companion, “Alexa.”
Well done, good and faithful servant—finally a good night’s rest!
A Celebration of Life and funeral mass are planned for later this summer.