Anna K. Blaha, 81, of rural Amana, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cowboy Church in Walford, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. An additional time of visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Hammond, Ill., where a funeral will start at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Hammond Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.
Anna Kathryn Harding was born April 21, 1935, in Evansville, Ind. She graduated from Reitz High School in Evansville and married Bill Ulbricht on Jan. 14, 1954, who passed away in 1992. After marriage, they moved to Hammond, where she was an active part of the Methodist Church most of her adult life. On Sept. 3, 1994, Anna married Jack Blaha at Shueyville United Methodist Church. For the last year or two, she and Jack have been a part of the Cowboy Church in Walford. Anna always enjoyed cheering on the Cubs and Cardinals.
Her family includes her husband, John "Jack" Blaha; children, William Ulbricht (Nancy) of Atwood, Ill., Charles Ulbricht (Debbie) of Decatur, Ill., Jane Tohill (Gary) of Hammond, Ill., and Joyce Lane of Fort Wright, Ky.; stepchildren, Charlotte Pugh of Onalaska, Wis., Teresa Douglas (Kirk) of Eagan, Minn., John Blaha (Deb) of Swisher, Marjean Burkhart (Rick) of Saucier, Miss., and Marlon Blaha (Lori) of Solon; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill; adoptive parents, Ben and Evelyn Harding; son, Michael Ulbricht; and stepson-in-law, Ron Pugh.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Anna's services and her family.
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016