Helma W. Anna, 84 of New Baden, Ill., Born Nov. 29, 1925 in Germany. Passed away Sept. 30, 2010 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Helma was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1739 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo and regularly played at the American Legion, Okawville, Ill. and Albers, Ill. Helma was affiliated with S.A.V.E. Foundation. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
Mrs. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Anna; parents; and grandchild, Katrina Schwan.
Surviving are her son, Hans (Carol) Schwan; grandchildren, Tom (Debbie) Cheek, John (Vickie) Cheek, Michelle (Greg) Mouser, Bob (Chrissy) Goodman, Angie (David) Johnson, Chrisopher Goodman, and Scott Goodman; 18 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; members of the Anna family; special people in her life, Beverly, Melba and Ronny, Marilyn, Bob and Annette; many neices and nephews; special baby puppy, Queenie.
Memorials: Memorial Contributions may be made to the S.A.V.E. Inc., 3001 Save Road, Belleville, Ill., 62221 or the V.F.W. Post 1739 Auxiliary, 617 South Belt West, Belleville, Ill., 62220.
Visitation: Friends may call Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral Service: Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. with interment following at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.