Anna (Hager) Weigel, the daughter of Steve and Barbara (Thomas) Hager was born in the Esmond, North Dakota home of her parents on April 22, 1917. She died at the age of 93 years on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Heart of America Nursing Facility in Rugby, North Dakota.
Anna was raised in the rural Esmond home of her parents and received her education in a country school near her home. Following her schooling, she worked with her parents, helping with the farm work and with her younger siblings. On September 17, 1937, Anna was united in marriage to Michael Eisenzimmer at St. James Catholic Church in Minnewaukan, North Dakota. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on the Eisenzimmer family farm four miles north of Balta, where they farmed and were blessed with two children. Mike died suddenly on May 9, 1957. On December 30, 1957, Anna was united in marriage to Casper Weigel at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Balta. The couple made their home on Anna’s farmstead and Casper gave up his home south of Balta. Anna and Casper combined their farming operations after their marriage and Casper always felt blessed to have two children in his life. Casper and Anna retired from active farming in 1984. A loving wife, mother and homemaker, Anna also worked outside the home for 22 years as a nursing assistant at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby. Casper died April 20, 1985. Anna continued to live on the farm after his death until purchasing a home in Rugby in 1992. In 1996, she moved to the Haaland Estates and in 2007, she moved to the Heart of America Nursing Facility in Rugby.
Anna was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Balta and its confraternity of Christian Mothers, Rugby Court of Catholic Daughters and a former member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting and correspondence courses of interest.
She is survived by one son, Larry Eisenzimmer of Rugby; one sister, Barbara Schuster of New Rockford; two brothers, Casper Hager of Portland, OR and Michael (Joan) Hager of Waukesha, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; one daughter, Linda Eisenzimmer in 1969; four brothers, Aloys, Sebastian, Romaldus and Peter Hager; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Balta.
Spring burial will be in the church cemetery.
Fr. Brian Bachmeier was Celebrant. Music was provided by the Mount Carmel Funeral Chorus and Agatha Mattern, organist.
Honorary Casketbearers were her many Friends and Caregivers.
Casketbearers were James Schuster, Jerry Schuster, Darrell Hager, Ronald Kremer, Duane Eisenzimmer, and Curtis Bohl.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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