Faler, Anne M., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was embraced by the loving arms of Jesus, her Lord and Saviour, on Friday, May 25, 2012. Age 94 years. A wonderful, faith-filled woman, Anne was born December 29, 1917 to the late Frank and Marie (Mach) Rezac, in West Point, Nebraska. She attended the Chicago Art Institute for two years and worked at Klein Bros. as a fashion illustrator. Anne then trained in Chicago as one of the first female air traffic controllers in the country. She married Joseph E. Faler on June 22, 1946. He predeceased her December 3, 1977. Anne was a charter and active member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, its Altar Society and Home & School. She and her husband Joseph owned and operated Faler Drugs for many years. Anne was a member of the League of Catholic Women, Serra Club, Christian Family Movement, St. Mary’s of Michigan Auxiliary and the Knights of Columbus Council #4232 Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in the First Nighters Series and had volunteered at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center for over 42 years. Surviving are three sons and one daughter, Thomas Faler, Saginaw; David and Meri Faler, Saginaw; Mary Catherine and James Siers, Saginaw; Joseph Faler, Grand Rapids; six grandchildren, Noel (Tyanna), Adam, Davis (Ashley), Shawna, Matthew and Jeremy; two great-granddaughters, Victoria and Dahlia; many nieces and nephews and other relatives in the Czech Republic and Germany. Anne was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and John Rezac. Anne’s family extends their thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff of Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre for the loving care they provided. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church, St. Mary’s of Michigan Auxiliary, Covenant House, or the charity of their choice. www.snowfuneralhome.net