Anna Katherine Rusch

Anna Katherine Rusch was born on Dec. 23, 1999 and while surrounded by family and friends became an Angel of God on Nov. 2, 2011.

In her short time with us, she touched everyone with her contagious smile. She was gentle with babies, yet gave the biggest bear hugs that would take you to the ground if you werenít prepared for it.

Anna was a joyful, smart, witty and strongwilled girl. In her free time she loved dancing, swimming, princesses, puzzles, movies and tractor rides with dad. The "Five Pís Diet" which consisted of pasta, potatoes, pickles, popcorn and freezer pops were part of her daily routine.

Her ability to say "HI" to everyone will be greatly missed.

Anna is survived by her parents, Ally and Mary; her sisters, Mandy Grover (fiancť Bret Woodland), Melanie (Christopher) Friday, Michelle (Chadwick) Beeler, and brothers, Adam Rusch, and Aaron Rusch (girlfriend Allison Davis); her grandmothers, Margaret Mary Schmitt and Emily Rusch; her nieces and nephews, Lexi and Wally Tews, Carter and baby girl Friday, and Mason and Hailey Beeler. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Anna was preceded in death by grandfathers Peter Schmitt, Al Rusch and Lyle Butzke.

As Anna would always say, "IíM FINE."

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, W1170 Rome Road, Rubicon with Fr. Alois Van Beek officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home AND on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the CHURCH.

Interment to follow the mass at St. John Cemetery, Rubicon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Special Olympics or a charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family; 673-9500 or