Anne (Lozyk) Schmoller died peacefully on Oct. 13, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn., surrounded by family. She succumbed to cancer two months short of her 89th birthday. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Eugene; sons Craig (Tina) and David (Amy), daughter Gail Philbin (John) and granddaughter Sarah.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pelagia; father, Andrew; brothers Metro, Peter, Alexander and sisters Katherine and Anastasia.
was born on Dec. 13, 1927 in Plonna, a small Lemko village in the
Carpathian Mountains in what is now southeastern Poland. To escape the
poverty that plagued the region, her father immigrated to Montreal,
Canada. He worked, saved money, and sent for his family in 1935. While
in Canada she was enrolled in an English Protestant school where she
learned English and French. As a young adult, she attended McGill
University and others in Quebec for three years, earning a teaching
certificate. She taught first and second grade in Montreal for 5 1/2
years. She transferred to the University of Wisconsin for a summer
Anne enjoyed reading during retirement despite failing eyesight. She was well-known for her baking skills, apple pies in particular, which are impossible to duplicate and should be in a Julia Child cookbook. She was known for her great compassion for her family. She was a champion of her children, granddaughter, nieces and nephews, endlessly sacrificing to provide them the best. Her self-sacrificing efforts helped put all of her children and granddaughter through college. She had an irrepressible love of animals.
As she stated, “My greatest accomplishment in life was and is having my three children.”
We will miss her greatly.