Anna Gertrude Wrona (1909-1998)

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Ann Gertrude Wrona Kaniarz
Born: 12 Nov 1909 Larks Lake, Michigan
Died: 23 Nov 1998 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: John Wrona
Mother: Agnes Kosieniak
Siblings: Stanislaus Walter Wrona
Sophia Wrona
Angeline Wrona
Frank Wrona
Steven Peter Wrona
Joseph Wrona
Mary Agnes Wrona
Anna Gertrude Wrona
Estelle Wrona
Lewis Wrona
Jennie Mary Wrona
Peter Wrona
Spouse: John Edward Kaniarz
Married: 4 Jul 1931 Larks Lake, Michigan
Children: Joan Kaniarz
Betty Kaniarz
Carole Kaniarz
Donald Kaniarz
Judith Louise Kaniarz
Patricia Kaniarz


Petoskey News-Review, November 1998

Anna Wrona Kaniarz, 89

Anna Wrona Kaniarz, 89, of Harbor Springs, died Nov. 23, 1998, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Holy Childhood church in Harbor Springs. Interment will take place in Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

Mrs. Kaniarz was born Nov. 12, 1909, in the Larks Lake area of Cross Village to Agnes and John Wrona. She was one of 11 children.

In 1931, she married John Kaniarz. The couple lived in Detroit for 10 years before moving to Harbor Springs in 1945.

Mrs. Kaniarz was a member of St. Anne's Altar Society of Holy Childhood Church, the State Road Club, Michigan State University Extension and the Emmet County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary. She made countless afghans for family and friends and recently crocheted winter scarves for the homeless.

Survivors include her children: Joan and George Liddell of San Diego, Calif., Betty Moore of Anaheim, Calif., Carole and Duane Possanza of Okemos, Donald and Nancy Kaniarz of San Diego, Judith and Robert Robinson of Madison, Conn., and Patricia Kaniarz,with whom she lived; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Kushak of Harbor Springs, and Jennie Lasley of Cross Village.

Mrs. Kaniarz was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, John Kaniarz.

Visitation will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Schiller Funeral Chapel in Harbor Springs, with a rosary at 7 p.m.


  • 1910 Federal Census, District 94, Emmet County, Michigan, 12 May 1910:
Wrona, John
, Anna, daughter, 11/12, single, Michigan, Austria, Austria
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
KANIARZ, John E. & WRONA, Anna
Date of Marriage: 7/4/1931
Liber: 4
Folio: 136
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 11/23/1998
Liber: 1998
Folio: 388
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI.
Kaniarz, Anna Wrona
Age: 89
Born: 11/12/1909
Died: 11/23/1998
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Holy Childhood, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file