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Anna Belle McKibben

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anna Belle McKibben, age 89, of Storm Lake, and formerly of Rembrandt, died Jan. 12, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will take place Sunday, Jan. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Belle Johnson was born May 11, 1922 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Arvid and Edna (Siekmann) Johnson. On July 23, 1922 she was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Albert City, where she was later confirmed in May of 1936.

Growing up, Anna Belle attended grade school in Albert City where she graduated from Albert City High School in 1940. Following high school graduation, she attended Buena Vista College where she received her Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate in 1942. After receiving her teaching certificate she taught in Bradgate and Laurens.

On Jan. 29, 1944, Anna Belle was united in marriage to Clarence McKibben at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Together, they were blessed with four children: Cynthia Sue, Linda Jane, Guy Randall, and Karla Jean. Clarence passed away on March 28, 1973.

On Jan. 9, 1981, Anna Belle was united in marriage to Anthony Mahn at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Anthony passed away in March of 1992.

Anna Belle was currently a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. She was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the church circle and altar guild. Anna Belle was a member of Merry Matrons and Stitch and Chatter. She was also a Charter member at Lake Creek.

Anna Belle enjoyed teaching and taught at Rembrandt for 11 years. She loved traveling and had a passion for reading. In her spare time, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting activities. Anna Belle loved and treasured her family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Linda (Dean) Boettcher of Adel; Guy Randall (Cathy) McKibben of Rembrandt; Karla Fegley of Bettendorf; grandchildren: Tara (Ryan) Henrichsen of Rochester, Minn.; Damon (Kayce) Boettcher of Frisco, Texas; Nicole Marie McKibben of Brookings, S.D.; Matthew Blake McKibben of Rembrandt; five great-grandchildren: Noah, Ella, and Anna Henrichsen of Rochester, Minn.; Landon and Dalton Boettcher of Frisco, Texas; brother, Waldo (Carole Peterson) Johnson of Spencer; step brother, Norman Swanson of Clearwater, Fla.; nieces; nephews; extended family and friends.

Anna Belle was preceded in death by her parents, Arvid and Edna Johnson; husbands, Clarence McKibben and Anthony Mahn; and one daughter, Cynthia Sue.