Anna C. Braaten-Stuehm, 85, of Fisher passed away at 4:19 am Friday April 17, 2020 at the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. A private family graveside service will be held at the Willowbrook Cemetery in Fisher with the Rev. Andy Baker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the River Valley Church of Christ or to the Gibson Area Hospital. Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Anna was born January 18, 1935 in DeWitt County, a daughter of Norris and Anita Spainhour Smith. She married Sidney H. Braaten on October 31, 1953 in Selma, Alabama, he passed away on January 9, 1986. She then married Howard Stuehm February 13, 1999 in Titusville, Florida he passed away July 2, 2007.
She is survived by her children Marsha (Rick) Damm, Debbie (Dennis) Martin and Steve Braaten all of Fisher. Ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren all whom she adored. Also, her brother Richard Smith of Clinton, her sister Patricia Ayers of Corvallis, Oregon and daughter-in-law Tina Braaten of Fisher. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Catherine Damm, son Gregory Braaten and brother Roger Smith.
Anna was a member of the River Valley Church of Christ and enjoyed being a member of the senior citizen church group. She was an avid reader, loved making Christmas candy every year and sharing her creations with her family and friends. Anna was a homemaker most of her life but worked at a bank and at a daycare which she enjoyed because of her love of children and babies. She enjoyed collecting glass shoes and depression glass. Anna enjoyed traveling with her brother Richard and his wife in their RV throughout the west and Oregon to visit their sister Pat. She was a quiet, kind and loving person who loved her family and her family loved her, she will be deeply missed.
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