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Annaliese A. "Lee" (Meister) Kotewa

November 12, 1932 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 86)

Annaliese A. “Lee” Kotewa

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at her home with her family by her side, age 86.  She was born November 12, 1932 in Queens, New York to the late William and Anna (Flemming) Meister.  Annaliese married John E. “Pete” Kotewa on January 6, 1950 in Maywood, Illinois and he survives her.  She loved to sew, quilt, decorate for all the holidays and most importantly spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Surviving is her loving husband of 69 years, Pete, their five children: Robert (Gerri) Kotewa, Rick Kotewa, Joanne (Terry) Woody, Susan Lopez and Karen Gwizdala, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  Annaliese was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Diane Kotewa and a son-in-law Kelvin Keenan.

     A Celebration of Annaliese’s Life will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street, Bay City, MI 48706.  Nancy Rivet will officiate the service and private inurnment will be at a later date.  Family and friends will gather at the funeral home from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the Salvation Army in her memory. www.squiresfuneralhome.com

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