OBITUARY

Anita L. Saben

February 20, 1933April 3, 2019

Anita Louise Saben, of Rockford, IL, passed away on April 3, 2019. She was born in Freistadt, WI, on February 20, 1933, to Frederich and Pauline (Boehlke) Frenz. She was the third of five children. Anita married the love of her life, Marvin H. Saben, on September 6, 1952, and they enjoyed 50 years together during which time they raised four children. She was predeceased by her husband, her father and mother, her three brothers (Alfred, Armin and Victor) and her sister (Lucille Daeda). Anita is survived by her children and their spouses, Dennis, Glenn (Anna Tesch), Brian (Sue Ahn) and Sandra (Mark) Byers. She is also survived by grandchildren, Casey (Kathleen) Hartenberger and Kylie (Jake) Meinert, sisters-in-law Marion Frenz and Dorothy Frenz and brother-in-law Robert Yunker and many nieces and nephews. Anita was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford since about 1970 where she and her husband actively involved with many church leadership, worship and charity roles. She was especially fond of her choir, Miriam Circle and Home Bound Ministries activities. She was also a volunteer at Midway Village Museum and a member of the Red Hat Society. Anita was a resident for the last six years at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center who provided loving care and support for her during her struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Visitation with family will take place at Sunset Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org) or to Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center (www.fairhaven.cc).

  • FAMILY

  • Anita was predeceased by her husband, her father and mother, her three brothers (Alfred, Armin and Victor) and her sister (Lucille Daeda).
    Anita is survived by her children and their spouses, Dennis, Glenn (Anna Tesch), Brian (Sue Ahn) and Sandra (Mark) Byers. She is also survived by grandchildren, Casey (Kathleen) Hartenberger and Kylie (Jake) Meinert, sisters-in-law Marion Frenz and Dorothy Frenz and brother-in-law Robert Yunker and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation for Anita Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service to Celebrate Anita's Life Wednesday, April 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anita L. Saben

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Jean Alfredson

April 11, 2019

We send our deepest sympathy to your family. Anita and Marv were very dear friends of my parents, Gladys and Dick Mincemoyer. They shared a wonderful faith in the Lord and lived out what they believed. They also traveled together and shared many happy times. Everyone should be so blessed as to have friends as great as your parents. Your Mom was so sweet and we shared many lovely conversations. Even up at Fairhaven she was her sweet, kind self when I visited. Take comfort in knowing that your Mother is now in the presence of God enjoying a reunion with so many friends and family. Just imagine her full of joy and praising God. Trust in the Lord to find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jean and David Alfredson

Mary Hartenberger

April 9, 2019

Anita was a wonderful person! Maury and I always enjoyed spending time with her and Marv, and of course we enjoyed bragging about our shared grandchildren, Casey and Kylie!

Ray and Cherri Anderson

April 9, 2019

Anita was our secretary at The Tage Anderson Company for many years. She was a wonderful secretary. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and a woman of faith. You had a wonderful mother and grandmother..
Our sincere sympathy to the family.
Ray and Cherri Anderson

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