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Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

90 Weathersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Anna R Mishowe

November 25, 1924January 2, 2020

Anna R. Mishowe, 95, of Altamonte Springs FL. passed away January 2, 2020.

Born in Hanau Germany, she came to the US at age 24. Anna worked in several service-related industries and retired to be a caregiver for her spouse. She was a devoted client and at one time a volunteer for Meals On Wheels in Seminole County. The staff and clients were her second family.

She was an honest, humble and steadfast woman and is best remembered by her daughter for the following story about her teenage years in war torn Germany.

Anna had two friends who loved her but intensely disliked each other. Both had birthday parties on the same afternoon, during the exact same hours in Hanau-am-Main, a town 45 minutes outside of Frankfurt where she grew up. Each friend told her that if she didn’t come to their respective party they would never speak to her again.

The average 16 year old would have ultimately chosen one over the other. Refusing to play favorites, Anna chose to stay home and not go to either party. This must have been a difficult decision for any teenager but consider how welcome and inviting a party - let alone 2! - must have sounded in the middle of a war when fun and food were scarcely found.

But she stayed home. She decided not to choose between her friends.

Bombs fell that afternoon in Hanau and everyone in both houses were killed – literally no one in either home survived – Anna lost many friends but had her life.

This sense of doing the right thing defined her throughout her life. Anna is predeceased by Gomez R. Singletary and Daniel K. Mishowe, spouses and brother Werner Roesel.

She is survived by her daughter, Irene Singletary, of Sanford FL as well as her brother Gerhard Roesel, nephews John Roesel, Wolfgang Roesel and Stefan Roesel of Hanau, Germany and cousins Gertrude and Alfons Ebner of Waldkirsch, Germany as well as other relatives.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020

Memories

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Yadira & Jon Richeson

January 7, 2020

My husband Jon and I met Anna about 6-7 years ago and we were both impressed with her life stories while in Germany and also her amazing memory. From that day on my husband and I visited her often.

I used to talk to Anna about my mother since they had similar personalities. Their lives were not easy but they always saw the positive on people and life in general.

Anna loved people and helping others brought her happiness. Loved her hard work as a volunteer for many years in Meals on Wheels. My mother and Anna knew about each other. When mom was very ill and finally passed away less than 2 years ago, Anna was a great source of strength to me and always had the right words to bring me comfort. They both taught me how trials and adversities can actually make you stronger and to appreciate the so many daily blessings and with our God’s help and guidance, we must move on and we have many reasons to be grateful and stay busy helping others without saying a word or "blowing the trumpet” just like Anna and my parents showed me.

Anna loved life and was full of gratitude; a woman of strong convictions, experience, and wisdom. Loved our God and had a great relationship with Him.

On the night of December 31st, I was able to go with some friends and whisper in her ear how much I loved and admired her; I tried to describe the beautiful paradise ahead where no one will be sick ever again. I tried to describe the best I could all the flowers she loved so much, a world with no more wars, hunger nor death, and no more suffering which was something that she went through while in Germany.

She now sleeps for a time, awaiting our Creator's call to life again, not to a world of disease, and injustices, but to a perfect paradise, when God’s will is finally done here on earth. She will live again, and all her friends will be there to welcome her home.
Irene, I understand what you must be going through right now and my husband and I are here for you!

Germania Diaz

January 6, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear Mom Anna, Please accept our condolences, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time .

Eric Pryor

January 6, 2020

"Sometimes a person passes and the earthquakes"

It seems like I have known Anna forever,  but I have never had a person to person  conversation with Anna. But just by hearing her friends stories and seeing her  glamorous pictures I can tell her heavenly father saw her as his friend.

I can only imagine the stories God has to tell about her integrity, honor, love and respect for others.

Finally Job (Anna) died, after a long and satisfying life.* Job 42:17

Vivianna Escobar

January 6, 2020

I met Anna less than a year ago through friends and Iwas amazed on how strong and courageous and determined she was. She truly inspired me in so many ways. I admire and love her and I’m gonna miss our conversations with her.

George and Rosa Anagnosti

January 6, 2020

Dear Irene. Rosa and I want to express our sincere condolences for the passing of your mom, Anna . She was much loved by many in the congregation and will be missed. Thank you for sharing the very encouraging experience when she was 16 years old. I am sure she must have shared with you the wonderful hope she had of being resurrected in a beautiful paradise earth. Her hope and ours is that we will all be their to greet her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, George and Rosa Anagnosti

Svitlana Pedorenko

January 6, 2020

I new Anna about 2 years. She was very strong and spiritual person, caring , hospitable and funny, it was very difficult for me to see her suffering, but she fights to the end!We all going to miss our dear friend Anna! We love her dearly!

Marcy Pryor

January 6, 2020

I first heard about Anna through friends. Her reputation preceded her. All her friends talked about her with so much admiration. They told me that when they visited her, they walked away feeling encouraged by Anna. This made me want to meet her. My own mother had been chronically sick, and when her health stabilized, and I was able to finally meet Anna, she was towards the end of her days. Text messages flew back and forth as all of her concerned friends gave each up other updates each time one of us saw her. On one of my visits, her daughter Irene, shared with me some beautiful family pictures. Friends visiting Anna whispered comforting thoughts to her. I patted her head gently. My husband told her she was amazingly strong to have made it into the year 2020. We all prayed for her....Anna was loved.

Wanda Andres

January 4, 2020

I knew Anna for 13 years through Meals on wheels. She was a very sweet, kind, and wonderful lady. I will truly miss her.
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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY