ANNA MAE BOBOLTZ
Anna Mae Boboltz, 93, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at Davison Family Home in Alpena early Monday morning, June 11, 2018. Anna Mae and husband Alfred had resided there together for a year and a half, prior to Alfred’s passing on April 29 this year. Both Anna and Alfred received much loving assistance from Cindy, Theresa, Karen, daughters-in-law, sons and granddaughter Amanda. Thanks also to other family members who visited.
Anna Mae Olsen was born in Leer, Mich., May 25, 1925, the younger of two children born to Eddie and Martha Olsen (Peterson). Anna Mae married Alfred Boboltz on May 31, 1947. They met at the Cedar Grove, Alfred asked her to dance, and a lifelong romance was born. Alfred and Anna were engaged to be married when Alfred entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in the fall of 1942. During part of Alfred’s enlistment, Anna Mae studied nursing at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1946, becoming a registered nurse.
Anna Mae’s nursing career took her to Alpena General Hospital where she worked in the obstetrics unit. She helped deliver quite a few babies who later became friends of sons Randy and Jim. They were always embarrassed when she would tell a friend, “I was in the delivery room when you were born.” Anna Mae went to work for Dr. Edward Hier in 1959 and worked as his office nurse until he retired in 1974. Then she became the director of nursing at Pearce Nursing Home on Golf Course Road until her retirement. She continued to be very active or even more active in other pursuits.
Anna Mae truly enjoyed her family, gardening, growing roses, genealogy, knitting, quilting, crocheting, needlepoint, translating records from Norwegian and German at Grace Lutheran and St. Paul, cooking, baking, traveling with Alfred, volunteering at blood drives, tending to shrubs and flowers at the church, reading and so much more. She knitted more than 200 prayer shawls and received many thank you cards from grateful recipients. Oh did she love to laugh and create a good practical joke either on her own, with Alfred or in cahoots with others.
Anna Mae’s mother died in 1932 when she was only seven and she spoke many times about that heart rendering time. Her father Eddie lived into his 80s. Her brother Edward died in late 1994. She is survived by sister-in-law Margaret Olsen; two sons Randy (Jamie) and Jim (Laurie); five grandchildren Ashley Wing (Kevin), Amanda Boboltz, Alisa Fairbanks (Jesse), Taylour Boboltz and Wyatt (Chelsea) Boboltz; two great grandchildren Brady and Alexander Wing; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church – Alpena on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Shirley Ross-Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to give in Anna Mae’s memory, please consider St. Paul Lutheran Church – Alpena, McLaren Hospice or Huron Humane Society. Online condolences may be registered at www.mcwilliamsfh.com.