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Rosella M. "Sally" Anibas

Rosella M. "Sally" Anibas

Rosella M. “Sally” Anibas, age 87 of Eau Galle, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire with her family by her side.

Sally was born on March 14, 1929 in Durand. She was the daughter of Leo P. and Helen M. (Komro) Bauer. Sally grew up in the Lima area and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. As a teen Sally helped area families as a nanny when new babies arrived. And so began her vocation as a nurturer. Sally met the love of her life, Lorin Anibas through his sisters. They were married on September 25, 1951 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand. After marriage, they farmed and raised their family in Eau Galle. After raising her own children, Sally continued to nurture her grandchildren. Sally and Lorin retired from the farm in 1984 and moved closer to Eau Galle. Sally enjoyed working on her family history. In 2010, Sally and Lorin moved to the Plum City Care Center in Plum City. Lorin passed away in 2014 and Sally moved to the Seasons in Plum City.

Through the good and the bad, Sally and Lorin shared a strong faith through St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Saying the evening Rosary, as a family, was a ritual before calling it a day.  In retirement, they attended daily Mass. Sally led her family by example and was a promoter of the Miraculous Medal.

Sally enjoyed baking, cooking and gardening. Tea rings were a well-known treat of Sally’s. Sally was a selfless woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and anyone who came through her door. She made sure they were well fed.

Sally is survived by her children, Mary (Tim) Dessereau of Mayville; John (Julie); Don (girlfriend, Theresa Grebinoski); Bob (Sharon); all of Eau Galle and Rose (Joe) Smith of Roberts; grandchildren, Michelle (Dominic) Carloni; Michael (girlfriend, Nicole) Frommholz; Zack (Katie) Anibas; Evan (Tessa Bauer) Anibas; CJ (Carrie) Anibas; Karley (Cody) Johnson; Calli Anibas; Matthew (fiancé Cassidy Parrott) Smith; Trenten Smith; Alivia Smith; Ellie Smith; 13 great grandchildren, two brothers, Paul (Carol M.) Bauer of Durand and Cyril (Esther) Bauer of Menomonie, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lorin; daughter-in-law, Shelly Anibas and one sister, Florence Kalinowski.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Nadine Schuh

    I am so sorry to here of Cousin Sally's passing. I just now found out about it. I talked with her a few months ago when she called. My sister and I took our mom, Irene, ( Sally's aunt ) to see her a couple years ago. They both cried happy tears when the saw each other.
    Nadine Schuh

  2. Joanne Hewitt

    Sympathy to Sally's family. She was such a sweet lady, with a kind heart. I can see her sitting in her room, barefoot, with a great smile. God Bless

  3. Amanda (Smith) Glaus

    Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  4. Annette Poeschel

    Condolences sent to Sally Anibas
    Family. What a joy to have Sally
    Babysit us at Dorothy Anibas
    Family. She would put makeup
    On me when getting ready for her
    Date. I loved her smile and patients she always had for others.Love, peace and Prayers,
    Annette Marie Anibas Poeschel

  5. Helen feeney

    Sorry---couldn't attend services for sally!!! Beautiful lady and such great personality..god has gained a treasure. Bless her!!!
    One of Annabel 's daughter's---Helen Feeney.

  6. Kris and Dave Polzer

    A beautiful lady has been taken and will be sadly missed by many. I had a chance to reintroduce her to my mom after many years. She said her memory was not good but we did have a nice visit.
    Kris and Dave Polzer

  7. Don and Myki Tsuchiyama

    Deepest sympathy for the whole family. Aunt Sally and Uncle Lorin were a must visit when we travelled to the midwest. Their home was open and welcoming. And, it was fun teaching Apples to Apples.

  8. Marie & Joyce

    A woman of great faith who will be missed by all. We will remember her optimism, her smile and her love of family. Our sympathy to her family.

  9. Patty & John Wayne

    Our Deepest Sympathy to your family, I always enjoyed visiting with Sally she always friendly had a smile.
    May God Bless your family with the strength you will need in the days ahead.

  10. Marge Binkowsk

    I will forever remember this smiling lady. You all have my sympathy. Privilege to have known her and Lorin.

  11. Danessa Weiss

    Sending love and prayers to the family. What a wonderful couple and may they enjoy heaven together.

  12. Ann Heath

    We extend our deepest sympathies to Duck and Bob and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. We hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family.

  13. Pat Frion

    I am so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. I had the privilege of taking care of both Loren and Sally. Also had a wonderful visit with Sally a couple weeks ago. May they both enjoy heaven.

  14. Paula Smith

    to the family of Sally I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother ''she was a very nice person and I hope your thoughts of her last in your hearts for awhile will think of all of you always again sorry for your loss

    Paula Smith

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