Anne (Anna Maria Simac) Lund 94 of Lewistown died at her home on Thursday March 23, 2017. Anne was the fourth of seventeen children born to Croatian immigrants Kuzma and Johanna (Pipinich) Simac. Anne was born May 25, 1922 and raised on the family homestead. Anne was no stranger to hard work and loved the companionship of her brothers and sisters. In 1940, she graduated from Winifred High School. Anne had many wonderful memories of her childhood and siblings. She held those memories close to her heart. She remained close with her siblings and enjoyed reminiscing with them about the hard work and fun they had on the farm.
On October 30, 1940, Anne married Clifton Lund at the Catholic church in Hilger, Montana. Together, Anne and Cliff raised eight children and family was always her priority. The couple was married for 59 years, before Cliff’s death in 1999. In her earlier years, Anne was a volunteer for the American Heart Association, Red Cross Blood drives, and was an Election Day Volunteer with her dear friend, Jean Bohyer. Anne also worked at the Leland Hotel as a housekeeper and cook assistant. Later, she worked as an aide for a short time at the Governor’s Home until its closing. Anne was a long-time parishioner of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Alter Society, St. Rita’s Guild and later, the St. John’s Guild. Anne’s happiest times were spent surrounded by her children, and their families, traveling with her brother John and son Kevin and visits with her nephew Joe Vavrovsky. Anne loved to sit out on her porch, enjoy the sunshine and wait for any visitors that may stop by for a cup of coffee and a good conversation.
Anne is survived by her children, Kevin Lund, Harvey Lund and Pat (Denise) Lund all of Lewistown, Mike (Teri Brimacomb) Lund of Sacramento, CA, Karen Lund of Lewistown and Bobbi Jo (Dan) French of Hobson, MT; brothers Jim (Bev) Simac of Kolin, MT, Bob (Patsy) Simac of Winifred, MT and John Simac of East Helena, MT; sisters Rosie Foreman of Winifred, MT, Joan (Dwayne) Runyan of Livingston, MT, Fanny Ehlert and Dicy Smith both of Winifred, MT, Lucy (Bill) Carr of Scotts Bluff, NE, and Mancy Bates of Albia, IA; 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great, great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anne is proceeded in death by her husband Clifton; daughter Elsie (Lund) Gies; son Kim Lund; two miscarried children; daughter-in-law Beverly Lund; parents Kuzma and Johanna; sisters, Stephany Simac, Mary Elliott, Margaret Landru, Katie Hruska, Helen Vavorsky; brothers Joe and Jerry Simac.
Funeral Mass for Anne Lund will be Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church with interment to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. in St Leo’s Catholic Church. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, Catholic mases offered for Anne's intention is appreciate by the family. Friends are asked to make memorials to St. Leo’s Church, Hospice of Central Montana or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.