Anna Fogel (nee
Leston), age 93 of Valparaiso, Ind., formerly of Elmhurst, Ill., passed away
peacefully on July 25, 2014.
Anna was a lifelong
resident of Elmhurst until 2005 when she relocated to Valparaiso.
She was born August
20, 1920, to Stephen and Cecilia Leston.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Mary Fleck; eight brothers,
Joe, Steve, Tony, John, Charlie, Louie, Frankie and Georgie Leston.
She was a graduate
of York High School class of 1939. Anna retired from Beeline Fashions as a
Quality Control Inspector after 20 years. Anna was active in her church Mary
Queen of Heaven with altar preparation and was the schools uniform
seamstress. Her love of family and faith were values she instilled in her
children and grandchildren. She could often be found her in the garden
nursing her flowers and vegetables, proudly sharing her end products. Baking
and cooking were her joy, no one ever left her home with an empty stomach.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, especially her Bible, and daily walks. Her
laugh was contagious and her sense of humor would light up the room. She was
a gentle and giving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be deeply
missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are her
daughters, Pat (Jim) Glynn, Sherry (Bill) Miller, Sandra (Jim) Wall, Jean
(Tom) Page, and Terry (Jeff) Gantzer; ten grandchildren, Carol, Linda,
Cindy, Jamie, Bryan, Andrea, Eric, Dan, Amy and Greg; fourteen
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in
Elmhurst, Ill., on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, followed by a private graveside
Memorials may be
made to VNA Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, or to the
arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517
to the family may be made at