Henrietta C. Sannes, accomplished woman of 91 years passed away on July 26, 2013. Loving wife to Gahart Sannes for 68 1/2 years, with whom she travelled, raised a family and built decades of happy memories.
She was born in Waupaca on July 13, 1922 to the late Christopher and Charlotte (Anderson) Oyen. She and her husband were parents to 4 boys and 3 girls. Some family by blood, others family by choice. Foster parents to over 21, special Aunt to 3. She was past president of the Home and Community Education Organization. Editor of their WI newsletter. “Update”, for over 30 years. 4-H Leader with the Amherst Hi-Flyers for 2 generations. Henrietta was a world traveler, accomplished cook and gracious hostess. There was always room for one more at her table or under her roof. She was a lover of family, pets of all kinds and sweets. She was master of the Grandma Inquisition, keeper of a pantry so full that shelves sagged, owner of a mind so curious that she read constantly and travelled at every opportunity.
She is survived by Gahart, Owen and Marlene Sannes, Gary and Pam Sannes, Mary Sannes and John Mosey, Sandy and Bob LaManita, Bob and Roseanne Kent, Julie Hansen, Jerry Hansen and Colleen. Happy memories also shared by her special nieces and nephews, Valerie McAuliffe, David Sannes and Kathy Tillman. She was preceded in death by a grandson and a daughter, Kathy Hartwig. She was admired by her 11 grandchildren, and her 12 great grandchildren will learn of her through stories shared, values passed and their inherited sweet tooth. The special care and attention given to her by her daughter Mary and daughters-in-law, Marlene and Pam was a testament to her gracious life and her ability to pass on the value of family and skill of getting along. The good memories and principles of this vibrant, intelligent and compassionate woman will live on through her family and friends.
The Funeral Service will be on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 163 Laconia Street in Amherst, with Pastor Jim Scott officiating. The visitation will be on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Lower Amherst Cemetery. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.