Anna Mae Korschgen, 100, of West Point, Iowa, cared for by her loving family as she declined, passed away peacefully at 10:23pm in her home on May 21, 2022.
Born premature at home, in Winchester, Mo. on February 16, 1922 she weighed only 2 ½ lbs., kept in a box on the woodburning stove for warmth, she survived through the night and for a century celebrated her birthday on February 17th. She was the oldest child of Lawrence and Laura Miller Boltz.
Anna Mae married Robert O. Korschgen of St. Patrick, Mo. on February 19, 1944 at the Shrine of St. Patrick Church.
She was a housewife and worked at W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company for 13 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point and the Daughters of Isabella for over 50 years. She was the Garden Club secretary for 2 years and a member of Senior Citizens. Most recently, she became a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She enjoyed her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sewing, hosting family holiday meals, playing bingo, scratching lottery tickets, and going to the casino. Affectionately known as Grandpa and Grandma “K”, Robert and Anna Mae enjoyed making quilts together and she crocheted many afghans, all of which became presents for family milestones.
She is survived by her 4 children. Kitty Anderson of Burlington, Iowa, Roberta (James) Warner of Libertyville, Iowa, Paula (Stan) Mickelson of Burlington, Iowa, and Charles (Theresa) Korschgen of West Point. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren; one brother Fred Boltz and one sister Joy Rule both of Keokuk, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 1998, her brother Roscoe and his wife Betty, a sister-in-law Janell, a brother-in-law Paul Rule Sr., a son-in-law Loren Anderson and 2 grandsons.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home in West Point.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary cemetery in West Point
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church or Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.