We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel
Funeral services for Anna Rix, 92, of Groton will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 12th at the United Methodist Church, Groton. Pastor Brandon Dunham will officiate. Burial will follow in Groton Union Cemetery, under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Ann passed away August 7, 2021 at her home.
Anna Mae was born on December 9, 1928 in Frederick, SD to Walter and Sedia (Kattilasaari) Sammuli. She was their eighth child of ten but the first to be born in the U.S., since they immigrated from Sweden. Ann attended school at Frederick, SD and Northern State Teachers College , later becoming a country school teacher. She was later employed at Employment Security in Aberdeen. On September 14, 1952 she was united in marriage with Gerald Rix at Savo Lutheran Church, rural Frederick. Together they were blessed with three children and made their home in rural Groton.
Anna was an active member of several groups including PEO, Eastern Star and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge and spending time with her grandchildren. In earlier years, she and Jerry spent many nights at children’s activities and always enjoyed hosting after event get-togethers.
Celebrating her life are her children, Roger (Pamela) Rix of Groton, Elaine (Fred) Wolken of Piedmont, Teresa (Larry) Enze of Sioux Falls; her grandchildren, Grant (Tracy) Rix, Jarrett (Amy) Rix, Mary Ann Rix and fiancé Eric Benton, Jessica (Mike) Hauck, Adam (Carmen) Grams, Alana (David) White, Amber (Bryce) Sombke, Sheila (Jim) Otteson, Wendy (Jamie) Howard, Christa (Mike) Sports, Logan Enze and Erin Enze. Anna is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Gideon, Conrad & Roscoe Rix, Leo Rix, Nicholas Love, John White, Justin & Casey Taul, Neva & Theresa Howard, Nicholas Lane, Rowan Shepherd, her siblings, Allan Sammuli of Port St. Lucie, FL, Elsie Bailey of Dallas, TX and special friends Anita and John Lowary.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband in 2017, four sisters, three brothers and daughter-in-law, Marian Rix.
Casketbearers will be Grant Rix, Jarrett Rix, Logan Enze, David White, Bryce Sombke, Adam Grams and Mike Hauck.