Wasmund, Anna M., age 95, July 16, 2020. Loving wife of the late John. Caring mother of the late Sharon Junkin, Donna (John) Bradford and Roxanne (Daniel) Dupuis. Proud grandmother of 7, great grandmother of 15 and great great grandmother of 12. Dear sister of John Cetrone and preceded in death by two sisters, six brothers and her parents Panfilo and Josephine Cetrone. She is loved and missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Anna was a “Rosie the Riveter.” They used to call her “Little Bit” because she was the only one who could fit inside the wings of the plane to clean up all the nuts and bolts. She retired from her work as a cashier.
She had many hobbies that kept her busy. She was great at sewing and used to sew her girls dresses. Once her girls were grown and she did not have any dresses for them to make she began making her own clothes. Anna found this easier as she was a petite lady and could never find pants that fit properly. She would spend the day at Minnesota Fabrics with her daughter Roxanne looking at fabric and patterns to decide what they would be making next, often times stopping at the restaurant next door for a dinner break before going back to the store.
Anna loved working in her garden and she had all kinds of plants and flowers with many vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes on her vacant lot. She even planted potatoes in the dike that was up from recent floods because she didn’t want the sand to go to waste.
Anna and her late husband John were always searching for antiques, they would go to flea markets every week. They would bring back some of the nastiest old looking wood furniture and when they were finished it was beautifully restored furniture, bedroom sets, dining room sets, organs and rocking chairs.
She enjoyed making wine and even moonshine. Her favorite wine to make was blueberry, one time being made from 10 pounds of blueberries.
Anna and her daughter Donna took stained glass lessons and after 1 to 2 classes decided they knew more than the teacher, but they still attended “class” each week, instead skipping out for coffee and dessert. It was their night out. Anna and John made beautiful stained glass items, chandeliers, lamps and stained glass inserts for windows and doors.
She loved going to the casinos. After John’s passing, she would go with her lady friends every week to the casinos in Detroit and Canada. She would even travel out to Las Vegas to visit her daughter Donna as well as the casinos, two reasons to travel!
Anna loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. She loved her trips she took with her sisters and brothers to Europe and Italy to meet relatives, Vegas trips with her sisters, playing the stock market and analyzing stocks with her brother Joe to figure out what their next buy should be.
Her last 21 months were spent with her daughter Donna in Arizona. It was the perfect place for her to be and with Donna, she was well taken care of. They enjoyed each other’s company and Donna made sure the last chapter of her mother’s life was very enjoyable and pleasant.
Anna’s life theory was “you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”
A private service for Anna will take place at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home at 13650 E. 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. A graveside service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road in Clinton Township on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12 noon.
Due to the current health conditions facial masks must be worn with limited amount of people to attend. Proper social distancing will be required.