Ann was born Dec. 19, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank and Mary Lupo, who immigrated to the United States from Palermo, Sicily. Known to all as “Ann” she married Floyd Kenneth Zufall on Aug. 4, 1945. Ann and Floyd were married 63 years at the time of Floyd’s passing on Oct. 29, 2008.
Ann loved to laugh. Her greatest pleasure in life was serving others. It was a revelation to witness the love and devotion she displayed for her husband, Floyd, during the four years he was a nursing home resident. Meal time was the center of social activity. Her great love was cooking for family and friends and she always had extra room at the meal table for a drop-in guest. She especially looked forward to family picnics. The time spent with family and friends were her greatest joy.
Ann’s past three years were spent in the loving care of the Spooner Nursing Home in Spooner. The love and devotion shown by so many of the care givers of the nursing home is deeply appreciated by the family.
Ann’s loving nature and concern for others blessed many lives and we are all better for having her grace our lives.
She is survived by daughters, Charlotte (Trygve) Helseth, of Minneapolis, Alma Zufall, of Burnsville, and Pamela (Greg) Armon, of Blue Earth; son, Frank Zufall, of Springbrook, Wis.; granddaughters, Angela (Bart) Holden, of Lake City, Ark., and Jennifer Armon, of Blue Earth; great-grandchildren, Emerson Grace Holden and Easton Jones Holden; and a brother, Nick (Joyce) Lupo, of St. Louis.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. Internment was at Riverview Cemetery, in Elmore following the service. A reception at St. Peter and Paul Fellowship Hall followed the internment.
Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.
Web tributes may be left for the family at www.pattonfh.com
Antionette (Ann) Zufall, 90