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.