Anna Honek of Fargo, ND died Friday, November 26, 2010 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.  Anna was born June 13, 1922 to Frank and Celia (Lovin) Janousek in Waubun, MN. After graduation from high school, Anna received her teaching degree in East Grand Forks, MN. She taught for several years in country schools in the Waubun area.

On June 13, 1944 Anna married Anton (Tony) Honek at St. Ann's church in Waubun, MN and then moved to Fargo. After seeing her children settled in school, Anna worked as a cashier at Herbst Department Store and as a receptionist at St. John's Hospital.

Anna had a deep appreciation for language and the written word. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved having fun, which she encouraged in her family. She is survived by her husband, Tony; daughters Kathy (Rod) Stende, Escanaba MI; Mary (Bob) Rohla, Donna Honek and daughter-in-law Lou Ann (Gary) Honek, all of Fargo. Also surviving are grandchildren Sarah (Cody) Cannon, Jared (Stephanie) Honek, Eric (Kim) Stende, Joanna (Bobby) Garrison, Jeff (Sara Weisgarber) Stende, Andrea (John) Telega, Emily Rohla; great grandchildren Ben Telega and Anna Cannon, brother Ray (Evanell) Janousek and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Steven, son Gary, four sisters and four brothers.

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  1. Donna & Mary, Tony and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I will always treasure the time I was able to spend with your family.

    God Bless,

  2. Fargo I hope you remember me, I was the CMA that enjoyed your family so much. I truly miss you all so much. I just couldn’t get myself to say goodbye to you wonderful people. I just didn’t know how to say it.I truly miss you all so much. I’m so sad to hear that Anna passed away, now she is in peace, I hope Tony is doing ok, he loved her so much… I know you all loved her. I still remember her coming her coming to watch TV with Tony and leaving to play Bingo and he would watch baseball. You are truly a family I will never forget. I would like to come see you, Tony, and your wonderful daughters and Daughter-in-law. I so miss the fun we used to have, and the smiles we had to share.

  3. Bismarck ND
    So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. She was such a nice lady and we hope you all have wonderful memories to help you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jerry and Garda Hoirup

  4. West Fargo ND
    Mary and Donna
    So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It is so hard to lose a parent, no matter the age. My sincere sympathy to your whole family.
    Cheryl Hartl

  5. Mesa AZ
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tony and the rest of the family in the loss of Anna. We winter in Az and it is nice to be able to get information from the computer. May the Lord give you comfort in the coming days.


  7. We cherished the time we had with Anna at Bethany on 42nd. Residents have been recalling all the laughter they shared together. We will continue to think of her as we pass by # 109.
    Deepest Sympathies,
    The Crew at Bethany on 42nd.

  8. Faribault MN
    To the entire Honek family:
    As we grow and mature we find what family and friends really mean in life and in death.
    Anna will always have a place on our “family” tree. May her memories be in your hearts and minds forever.
    Sorry that Edie and I cannot be there, but know you are in our prayers.
    Our love in Christ,
    John and Edie

  9. I will Miss Auntie Anna and all her laughter. I will remember always, the laughter, kolachis, potato pancakes, and how loud it was at Grandma Florence’s when all the crazy Janousek’s got together.
    Rest in Peace Anna!
    Sympathies to all the family.
    Love Lisa Zluticky
    The “Greatest” Niece

  10. Elfrida AZ
    My dear Aunt Anna will be greatly missed. Living far apart we talked on the phone several times a year. She always made me laugh – what a great sense of humor! Can you just imagine the great heavenly reunion? Anna’s two sons, her parents, four sisters, four brothers and so many other family members all together. I know there must be a great deal of laughter, much singing (in Czech), dumplings and gravy, and, oh, so much other great food along with hugs all around. When I think of grandma and all five sisters (including my Mom) all talking and laughing at once and each one understanding everything said, I have to smile remembering the “good old days”. My love to Uncle Tony and all the rest of the family. Love and prayers from your nephew and cousin,

  11. Anchorage AKI will miss Grandma Ann so much. She was a wonderful person, and I was blessed to have her as my grandma. She never judged only supported. I’m happy to know she’ll be watching over me. I love you grandma. Say hi to Gary for me as I know you’re reunited with your son watching over all of us from Heaven.

  12. Kindred ND
    Mary and Donna,
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother, Anna. I remember her as a kind, caring and happy lady. Your memories of her will never fade.

  13. rosenberg texastony-kathy-mary-louann-donna
    our deepest sympathy on the death of anna!!!! we know she will be missed by all her family and those who knew her.
    keep the faith and each day will get easier without her. always treasure the many memeories you have of time spent with her.
    god bless and take care!!!!!!!!
    all our prayers
    mary and john ondrush and family

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