Anna M. (Apley) Borngesser passed away at home, surrounded by many loved ones, after a brief illness, on August 24, 2021.
Anna was a strong and independent woman. Her family was most important to her. She loved all of them unconditionally and never failed to be there when she was needed. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. Anna will leave a void in the lives of all who loved her.
Anna was a stay-at-home mother until her children were grown. She then joined the family garage door business at EZ-Lift and later worked for Interstate Door. Her weekly getaway while raising her children was a bowling league, which she enjoyed with friends. In later years, she could be found on the golf courses in Michigan and Florida, with friends and her husband, Bob. Anna enjoyed weekends at the lake, with cottages on Black and Burt Lakes. Upon retirement, she spent her winters in Florida, enjoying Naples, The Villages, and spending time with her daughter in Crystal River.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; brother, Les (Kay) Apley; children, Doug (Karen) Hempenstall, Diane (Wayne) Tebo, Sue (Jeff) Vivian, Rich (Stephanie) Borngesser, and Rob (Louise) Borngesser. Anna was also blessed with twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Anna was preceded in death by her brother, Sidney Apley; grandson, Joe Tebo; and parents William and Martha Apley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to McLaren Cheboygan Hospice online at https://www.mclaren.org/northern-michigan-foundation/home-care-and-hospice-foundation.
Funeral services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord.
Friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon at BJ’s Restaurant in Gaylord, following the burial.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
6 comments on “Anna Borngesser”
Doug, Diane, and Sue: I cannot in this short note express how much your mom and all of you meant to me as we were growing up. Your mom was the quiet enforcer who always loved us like we were all her own kids. My heart goes out to all of you and know we are here for you if you need anything.
Anna and will,
She was a great sister and was loved by all and will be missed by all.,
Anna was a beautiful person both outside and inside,
and she was loved by all that knew her.
My deepest condolences for the family.
Aunt Anne was a wonderful person. I have many memories of her growing up. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you as we go through this time
She was a totally classy lady. My heart goes out to all who loved her.