Anna Mae (Sabatke) Allen

April 16, 1931 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 88)


   Anna Mae (Sabatke) Allen, 88, of Chatfield, MN went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 20, 2020.

   Anna Mae was born to Arthur and Gertrude Sabatke at home in rural Fountain, MN on April 16, 1931.  She was raised in rural Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1949.  She met the love of her life, Wesley Allen, at Country School #98. 

   Wes and Anna Mae were united in marriage on March 10, 1950 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff.  Together they raised ten children on their family farm west of Chatfield on Brewery Hill. 

   Anna Mae enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, puzzles, and games.  She also found great pleasure in baking and often treated family and friends to gifts of homemade bread, buns, and pies.

   Anna Mae was an active member of Chatfield Lutheran Church, where she participated in groups such as Wednesday Morning Quilting Ladies, Ladies Circle, and WELCA as the group’s longtime secretary.  She was also a member of the West Chatfield Ladies Club.

   Preceded in death by; Parents Arthur & Gertrude Sabatke; brother in-laws Norman Allen, Walley and Helen Mercer.

   Survived; Husband: Wesley Allen; Children: Diane (Buell) Stark, Phillip (Cathy) Allen, Susan (Gary) Amundson, Myron (Kristi) Allen, Marletta (Mike) Cyphers, Roger (Denise) Allen, Paul (Celia) Allen, Gene ( Kati) Allen, Sharon (Cory) VanDeWalker, Shirley (Rob) Erickson; Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren with another arriving in the spring; Siblings:  Donald (Carol) Sabatke, Phyllis (Orville) Quandt, Kenneth ( Marlene) Sabatke; Sister In-law:  Lois (Ed) Cramer

   A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Chatfield Lutheran Church, and also one hour before services.  Funeral service will Friday January 24 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Docken and Pastor Nissa Peterson officiating.  Burial will take place at Chatfield Cemetery,

   The Allen family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Chosen Valley Care Center and Seasons Hospice for the care given during Anna Mae’s recent stay.  We were happy to have you acknowledge and enjoy a unique and sassy personality that will be forever missed.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials to Chatfield Lutheran Church.

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January 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chatfield Lutheran Church
304 Fillmore Street
Chatfiled, MN 55904

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Chatfield Lutheran Church
304 Fillmore Street
Chatfiled, MN 55904

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