Irmgard “Anita” Brill

Irmgard “Anita” Brill

Houston/Big Lake resident, 86, passed peacefully into the loving arms of God on October 31, 2019, with family and friends by her side, after a struggle with several medical issues.

Anita was born January 20, 1933 in Winterburg, Germany. She came to the United State in 1956, where she married, worked and raised a family. She achieved permanent citizenship in 1977. She traveled throughout the States and landed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1971 where she worked as a chef at the Dogpatch in Munising, Michigan, until retiring at the age of 70. In 2005 she moved, with the help of her son, to Alaska to be near her children. Anita loved spending time with family and friends and was revered for her banana bread, which will be missed by many. Anita’s children, Paul and Monika write, “Mom was a strong, amazing woman, guiding both of us through very difficult times in our lives. She was hard working and also loved to play hard. We will miss her hugs but will live in her spirit.”

Anita is survived by her two children S. Paul Sundberg and Monika Patrick both of Houston, Alaska. She has 6 grandchildren Adam Sundberg of Oregon and Alex Sundberg with wife Becca of Texas, also Alexandra with husband Peter, Mario, Nico and Eva Marie of Germany. She was blessed with 14 great grandchildren in both the United States and Germany.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Monika “Moni” Gerhard of Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

A celebration of life will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church Big Lake, Alaska on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 12:00pm.

In the loving arms of the Lord there shall be peace.

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