Ann Marie “Anna” Kreitner, 78, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph after an extended illness.
A funeral mass was held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Visitation was at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home on Tuesday evening and concluded with a prayer service. Memorial donations in Ann’s honor may be made to the North Berrien Senior Center. Those wishing to share a memory or leave a message for the family may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.
Ann was born on July 8, 1944 in Coloma, Michigan; one of seven children born to Peter and Nina Tavolacci. She was a graduate of Coloma High School. Ann married Neal Kreitner on Feb. 4, 1967 and the couple was about to celebrate their 56th anniversary.
Ann and Neal had their own farm where they raised their four children. Ann had the reputation of being the best cook in the family. She was also a caring grandmother who loved her six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoyed being outdoors where she could work in her flower and vegetable gardens.
Ann is survived by her husband Neal; her children, Jim (Samantha) Kreitner of Scotts, MI, Karen (Craig) Davis of Coloma, Charlie (Tammy) Kreitner of Benton Harbor, and Kevin (Lisa) Kreitner of Sodus; two brothers, Anthony (Sharon) Tavolacci and Tom (Jolene) Tavolacci, all of Coloma; two sisters, Pat Snow of Coloma and Janice (Tom) James of Clearwater, FL; and six grandchildren, Garrett Davis, Ryan Davis, Connor Kreitner, Ethan Kreitner, Mason Kreitner, and Mallory Kreitner.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James and David Tavolacci.