Anna Elaine (Lukefahr) Wilmot 87 died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Alpena Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was a devoted wife and mother whose life was a testimony to her faith and commitment to her husband and family. Anna was born to Florence and Wallace Lukefahr on February 22, 1925. She grew up in Detroit where she attended Commerce High School. She worked as a secretary at the Cleveland Bomber Plant during World War II and after the war as a secretary at Lafayette Motors. She met her future husband in the summer of 1941. She was engaged to Willis Wilmot upon high school graduation. They were married upon his return from military service in World War II. They were wed at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit on September 7, 1946. She and Willis lived in Detroit and raised their family of seven children there for 25 years before moving to Spruce, Michigan, for 21 years and then to Alpena where they have resided for 20 years. Anna enjoyed reading, cooking, playing pinochle and spending time with family. She had a close relationship with all of her children and with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Gerard Parish in Detroit, St. Catherine Parish in Spruce and St. John the Baptist Parish in Alpena.
She is survived by: Willis, her loving husband of 66 years; seven children: Kathleen (Sam) Eiler, Michael (Suzanne) Wilmot, Nancy (John) Ambrosier, Ronald (Barbara) Wilmot, Brian (Darlene) Wilmot, Mary Beth (Michael) Ponik, and Sandra (Brian) Bammel; twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and her sisters Sandra Akel and Bette Carli. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.
Visitation will be at the McWilliams Funeral Home - Alpena on Thursday, July 12, from 6-8 p.m., and on Friday, July 13, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday evening during visitation. The funeral Mass for Anna will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Please visit Anna’s personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com where you may share a memory or sign the on-line guest book.