Regina Mae Kreuz Ankenbrandt
May 20, 1933 - Sept. 6, 2019
Regina Mae Kreuz Ankenbrandt, 86, passed away peacefully after an extended illness at St. George Village, Roswell, Georgia on Sept. 6, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Ankenbrandt; her brothers, Bob (Jean), Norm and Al Kreuz; and sisters, Veronica Helfrich (Romaine), Agnes Parks (Burt), Eleanor Corrigan (Raymond) and Mary Jane Hughes (Kelly); brothers-in-law, Jack Ruppel, Art Ramlow, John O'Conner, Bill (June) Ankenbrandt, Jim Ankenbrandt; and her parents, Jacob and Melvina Kreuz.
She is survived by her children, Sue Mitchell (Jim) and children John, Ellen and Marie; Don Ankenbrandt Jr. (Susie) and children, DJ (Jen), Jamie Johnson (Stephen) and Jake (Kelsey); David Ankenbrandt (Kerry) and children, Tate, Sydney and Cole; and Steve Ankenbrandt (Elizabeth) and children, Joseph, Lucy and Will; and great-grandchild, Oliver Luke Johnson. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Kreuz (Carol); sisters, Clavera Ruppel Ramlow and Toni O'Connor; and sisters-in-law, Eloise Kreuz and Charlotte Kreuz; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother and followed Don as they moved with IBM from Toledo, Ohio to New City, New York to Manlius, New York to Huntsville, Alabama and Gulf Shores, Alabama.
In each place they called home they lived life to the fullest, creating a circle of lifetime friends and memories. They cherished their friends and family scattered throughout the country and opened their home to all who would come visit in Gulf Shores, creating lifelong memories and traditions at the beach.
After Don's death, Regina relocated to St. George Village in Roswell, to be near her children (and away from hurricanes). She continued to make lifelong friends, loving well until her illness got the best of her.
We are so appreciative of all the wonderful staff of St. George Village and Agape Hospice as they cared for Mom since 2006 when she first moved there. She loved you all and was thankful for your care.
A celebration of her life and funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Grove Immaculate Conception Church, 1750 N. Raab Road, Swanton, Ohio 43558, with lunch following in the parish hall.
Regina loved bright colors (especially pinks); we would love to have you celebrate her by wearing colorful clothes to her funeral.
As a longtime supporter of Young Life in Huntsville, Birmingham and Gulf Shores, we would ask that memorials be made to Young Life Thomas County, P.O. Box 1216, Thomasville, GA 31799, where her grandson Jake is the area director.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mariettafuneralhome.org.