Hella W. Savina

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Hella W. (Annis) Savina, 92, died at her home in Gaylord, Michigan, on July 30, 2020.

She was born in Frankfort, Germany, on February 6, 1928, to Emil and Sophie Miesel. Hella was married to Alva C. Annis for 32 years and was later married to Raymond Savina, for 27 years.

Hella arrived in America at the age of 20 and lived most of her life in Grayling, where she worked 32 years for the Bear Archery Company.  She also lived in Rogers City and moved to Gaylord in the mid-1980s.  Hella was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and loved to knit, crochet, bake and cook.  She volunteered with hospice and enjoyed her work and taking leisurely walks.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Annis of Grayling, and Arthur Annis of Grayling; step-children, Julie (Carmen) Auriemma of Gaylord, Laura (David) Grossman of Rogers City, Michael (Luz Maria) Savina of Illinois, Claire (Glen) Momrik of Posen, John Savina of Whitmore Lake, and Diana (Corey) Ghiata of Alpena; sisters, Elfriede Gauthier of Grayling, and Inge Woykiewicz of Colorado; grandchildren, Nichele Bolender, Kirk Annis, Kevin Annis, David Annis Jr., Ashley Annis, Tylor Annis, Angela Annis, Lisa Annis, and Stacy Annis; and great-grandchildren, Kaden Annis, Xavier Annis, Dastian Annis, Jade Annis, and David Lee Annis.

Hella was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Savina, in 2002; and son, David E. (Lise) Annis of Gaylord in 2016.

Memorial services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Hella’s name may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.  www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com


10 comments on “Hella W. Savina”

  1. Hella was one of my favorite customers at Glen’s/Family Fare. She always stopped to greet me with a smile and lots is advice. She will be missed by many including myself.

  2. Hella was a Christian friend from Trinity with whom I loved to converse. She was always eager to share her faith, and her testimony was a refreshing inspiration. She is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior, there to rejoice eternally.

  3. Sheila Barsegian

    Hella will be truly missed here at Sheldon Place Apartments. She loved to laugh. She was something else full of Sass, Lol. We love her very much. RIP Hella. You’re dancing with the Lord and your family now. See you when its time for me to go home. Save me a dance…

  4. Bernie Peterson

    Hella was a dear friend and neighbor for many years. Always loved to hear her laugh. Rest in Peace our friend.

  5. Hella was very strong, but kind Lady, I loved listening to her life story, She had great joy talking about her family. She will be missed .

  6. Patsy Palmer Koronka

    Hella, was a close friend of my parents and I grew up getting big hugs every time we visited. I will forever miss her and that amazing laugh. I will miss you and your hugs.

    1. I will miss Hella, her laugh, her hugs, her smile! I pray she can RIP.
      Prayers for her family and many friends.

  7. Best grandma ever, ill never forget her. She was there for me and my family every step of the way, she would always find a way to help even if it put her in a bad spot, she was the kindest women I know. We love you oma
    We will never forget you :*

  8. Charmaine Boughner

    I met Hella at Sheldon Place before my mom passed. She was a great friend. I remember Hella had a big heart and a beautiful smile . Peace and Love to her family

  9. Elaine and roger Raschke

    Hella was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. Very, very strong in her christian faith. My husband and I enjoyed talking and joking with her. Hella, you will be missed, until we see you again.

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