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