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Sarah Mary Gillespie Anzelc
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1914
Park River
Walsh County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2011
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Sarah M. Anzelc, 96, of Duluth and formerly of Biwabik died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Franciscan Health Center in Duluth.

She was born March 25, 1914, in Park River, N.D., to James R. and Mary (Duffy) Gillespie. Sarah was a graduate of Park River High School and later earned her Bachelors Degree in elementary education from Mayville State Teachers College. Sarah taught elementary school in North Dakota. She also served with the U.S. Army, 2500 Base Unit in Orlando, Texas.

On July 16, 1949, she married Frank J. Anzelc in Grand Forks, N.D. She taught elementary for 22 years in Mountain Iron and served as principal at Washington Elementary in Biwabik. Sarah was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women, the Biwabik and Mountain Iron Senior Citizens and served on the St. Louis County Aging Committee. She was also a member of the Biwabik American Legion Post and was named Biwabik Citizen of the Year in 1997.

Survivors include her son, Patrick Anzelc; daughter, Mary Colleen (Allen) Shostedt; brother, Vernon Gillespie; grandchildren, Leah (Michael) McNulty, Meggan (Steven) Johnson and Colleen (Craig) Buchanan; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon, Lauren and Samuel McNulty and Mycala and Paiton Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wallace in World War II; husband, Frank; and sister, Alyce Liming.

Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Biwabik. 
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  Frank John Anzelc (1916 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeside Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Jan 30, 2011
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