Anna Geffre

anna geffre

Anna Mary Geffre was born on November 2, 1945, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Weigel) Geffre in LaMoure, ND. She grew up in this area and graduated from LaMoure High School in 1964. Ann furthered her education at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. Following her graduation she began working at Kindred Electric in Kindred, ND, later moving to Minneapolis where she worked for an advertising agency. Ann moved to Fargo in 1973 where she began her career at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Fargo working there for 30 years. Shortly after her retirement, Ann returned to the workforce, working for her nephew at The Lockshop as the bookkeeper until 2012.

At age 8, Ann contracted Polio which affected her throughout her life. Despite her challenges she never let any of them get in the way of her accomplishments. Her determined spirit and loving heart will be remembered by all of her family and those who knew and loved her. In the past few years, Ann had made her home at One Oak Place in Fargo where she appreciated the many friends she made - especially her card buddies. She was also very active in her church and bible study, and volunteered for Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Ann is survived by her special nephew, Larry (Denise) Geffre – and their children, Noah, Anna, and David of Horace, ND; her brothers, Sebastian Geffre of Fargo, ND; Nick (Joanne) Geffre of Jamestown, ND; and Peter Geffre of Atascadero, CA; her sister-in-law, Corene Geffre of West Fargo, ND; and several nieces and nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Josephine Olmstead; and her brother, Roy Geffre.

Through her last act of generosity Ann gave the gift of sight thorough cornea donation.

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  1. Phoenix AZ
    I spoke to my friend, Connie Jennings, from Phoenix, AZ
    , this afternoon. She does not have a computer, but she asked if I would please send a post from her to express her condolences. She worked at Blue Cross and was friends with Ann for many years, and they stayed in touch after they both retired.

  2. Mounds OKOur thoughts are with Ann’s family today as we think of our memories of her. From Ann’s cousin, Mark and co-worker at BCBSND, Janine.

  3. I worked at The blues and became friends with Anne at that time. She was so much fun to be around and will be missed by all who knew and worked with her.

  4. Los Angeles CAI am very sorry to hear about the passing of my dear cousin, Anna Marie. I remember her fondly. I am mindful of the words of Jesus: “I have come so that you might have life andhave life to the fullest.” (Jn 10:10) Today, Anna Maire is experiencing that life, that happiness, and that peace which only Jesus can and does give.

    I pray for all of you, members of her family and dear friends, that the Lord will bless you with the gift of His peace.


    Joe Weigel

  5. Fargo North Dakota
    Ann lived just done the hall from us at One Oak Place. A wonderful person to visit with. She will be missed by many.
    We talked with Larry and some of the family on Saturday. Our sympathy one again to the entire family. God bless her memory. She is with the Lord!

  6. Chandler AZ
    Thinking of all my cousins today, sad how we lost contact through the years, many memories of our youth together at your farm. My prayers to anyone connected to Anna. Happy to see that she donated her sight, a thoughtful way to give hope and love to some special person!

  7. The first Monday of the month breakfast group from BCBSND will miss dear Anna. She has fought hard and now she is at rest. With love to her family.
    Sue Dow

  8. Fertile MN

    Dear Geffre family,

    Anna’s passing was noted in the newspaper this morning, and I am sending you my sympathy and my hope that the Holy Spirit will come close and comfort you.

    I graduated from LaMoure High School in 1966 with Peter, so I especially pray for him.

    God bless all of you,

    Marilyn Olson Hasler

  9. Denise and Larry,
    So sorry to hear about your aunt’s passing. This must be the special lady that you named little Anna after.
    We are sending prayers of comfort to you all.

    Cari and Matt Frisk

  10. Fargo N.D
    .We will miss her at One Oak.She always had a smile on her face and would like to try anything.
    Larry she always had something good to say about you.You were a great nephew for her.
    Blessed be her memory.

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