Smith, Anneliese G., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Thursday, April 8 2010. She was 80 years old. Anneliese was born in Gliwitz, Germany on July 14, 1929. She fled eastern Germany ahead of the advancing Russian Army near the end of World War II with her mother, sister and brother. It was there that she met Harold W. Smith while he was stationed in the army. The two were later married on March 22, 1952. He survives her. Anneliese took great pride in her work as a waitress over the years at Roys Steak House, the Schuch Hotel and East Wind Restaurant. Anneliese was a wonderful, and warm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her life. She always had a lavish meal ready at any and all occasions. Her kitchen and her heart were warm and open to all. Anneliese leaves behind 3 children and their spouses, Linda (John) Olivier of Lansing, Roxanne (Jerry) McKim, of Manchester, Wayne and (Barbara) Smith of Birch Run. She also leaves seven grand children, Carrie (Patrick) Miller of Grand Blanc, Gary Burr of Columbus, Ohio, Angie (David) Gren of Frankenmuth, Lisa (Ryan) Klooster of Traverse City, Zachary (Michelle) Smith of Ottisville, Justin and Kyle Green of Manchester and seven great-grand children Sarah, Matthew and Ashley Miller, Sophia and Anderson Gren, Miranda Burr and Madison Green. She is also survived by her brother, Martin Isemer of Germany and sister, Marianne Kelley of Arizona. Good friends Carolyn Miller and Marilyn Lamanek and many beloved relatives here and in Germany. She is pre-deceased by her parents Wilhelm and Gertrud Barein of Germany. Anneliese will be sadly missed by her family. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Covenant HealthCare Hospice/VNA Hospice Partners in Caring. According to Anneliese’s wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) Please share your thoughts with the family at