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Anita R. Montgomery, 74, of Glencoe

Anita Ruth (Heinrich) Montgomery, 74, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 17, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Special music was by the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir, “There is a Redeemer.” Congregational hymns were “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “God Be With You ’Til We Meet Again.”
Honorary casket bearers were Rachel Montgomery and Kenton Montgomery. Casket bearers were Corey Schroeder, Darin Montgomery, Dion Montgomery, Trent Heinrich, Dale Heinrich and Eric Montgomery.
Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Anita Ruth (Heinrich) Montgomery was born Sept. 15, 1942, in Fairmont, the daughter of Edgar and Ruth (Bremer) Heinrich. She was baptized as an infant on Oct. 4, 1942, by the Rev. J.F. Malkow, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 25, 1956, by the Rev. A. Cloeter, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, Minnesota. Her confirmation verse was 1 John 5:4: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” She received her education in Ceylon, graduating with the Ceylon High School class of 1960.
On Nov. 19, 1961, she was united in marriage to Roger Montgomery by the Rev. A. Cloeter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. The couple made their home in Fairmont and Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Keith, Curtis and Sharon. They shared almost 55 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Montgomery worked at Central Telephone Company in Fairmont, Farm Credit Services – Ag Star, and Glencoe Regional Health Services, both in Glencoe. She was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe since 1968, where she was a member of the church choir, altar guild, a church usher, a greeter, delivered bulletins to Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care, Orchard Estates and Grand Meadows, and was active in Common Cup Ministries. She also worked for the local blood drive.
Mrs. Montgomery cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were very special and she tried to attend the many activities they were involved in. She enjoyed reading, walking, shopping, flowers, gardening, housework, holidays, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins. She loved to travel and had visited every state but Oregon, and spent the last 13 years in Florida during the winter.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Montgomery of Glencoe; children, Keith Montgomery of Glencoe, Curtis (Debra) Montgomery of Cottage Grove and Sharon (John) Sangren of Cokato; grandchildren, Eric Montgomery and Rachel Montgomery; great-grandson, Kenton Montgomery; brothers, Vernon Heinrich of Minocqua, Wisconsin, and Lester (Ginny) Heinrich of Andover, Kansas; brother-in-law, Dennis (Dorann) Montgomery of Fairmont; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ruth Heinrich; sisters, Anna Marie Heinrich and Valeria Heinrich; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Ethel Montgomery.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.