Anna Marie Rasmussen Brabender, 61, of Gaylord, formerly of Black River, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at her home. Anna was born July 13, 1955 in Alpena, MI to Rasmus and Elisabeth (Mansfield) Rasmussen. She is survived by her husband, Ken Brabender, three children, Jessica (Jeff) Weaver; Rochelle (Lind) Maves; and Christopher (Amber) Paulk, seven grandchildren, Jeffery; Briana; Emilee; Olivia; Nicholas; Kameron; and Luke, three great grandchildren, Anyeah; Azaylah; and Spencer, two stepchildren; Ken Brabender, and Daryl (Trish) Brabender, two sisters, Colleen Oliver and Alice Maloney and two brothers, Richard and Warren Rasmussen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Barb Gauthier, and her brother Roddy Rasmussen. Mrs. Brabender is at Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, where friends may call on Tuesday, January 31, from 11:00 AM until the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Mike Kelley will officiate.
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