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Anita D. Bartholome — Bellechester

BELLECHESTER — The Mass of Christian Burial for Anita D. Bartholome will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bellechester, with Father Bruce Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bartholome, 86, of Bellechester, died Tuesday (Feb. 24, 2009) at the Lake City Nursing Home.

Anita Dorothy Perrotti was born May 2, 1922, in Pine Island Township, Goodhue County. She grew up in rural Mazeppa and attended country school. On Oct. 1, 1947, she married LuVerne Bartholome at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa. They farmed the Bartholome family farm in rural Bellechester.

Mrs. Bartholome did housecleaning for several families in Red Wing, Zumbrota and Lake City, and also worked as a sales clerk at the Bellechester Store in the early 1980s. She enjoyed dancing, reading, embroidery, sewing, gardening, casino outings and trips with her sisters, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by children, Katherine (Bob) Lansing of Solon Springs, Wis., Jeanne (Dick) Manthei of Wabasha, Nancy (LeRoy) Goranson of Mazeppa, Robert (Sue) Bartholome and Donna Bartholome, both of Bellechester, and Janet (Greg) Kemple of Rochester; and three sisters, Cecelia Krier of Lake City, Dolores Buck of Goodhue and Mary (Bob) Hepplemann of Bellechester. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren, Peter, Eric, Nathan and Emily Bartholome, Jake and Tessa Rasmussen, Thad Dahling, Vicki Andersen, and Brandon and Haley Goranson; a great-grandson; four stepgrandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sue Perrotti. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Anthony, Cletus and Donald Perrotti; and a sister, Lorraine Liffrig.

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Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home -Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and an hour before the service Friday at the church in Bellechester.

The family suggests memorials to a hospice of the donor’s choice.

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