COLDWATER, Mich. -- C. Anne (Losh) Justinger, 70, of Coldwater, Mich., has found peace on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Rockledge, Fla., after a long and courageous journey.
She was born February 21, 1943, at Defiance Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James Justinger for 48 years; devoted mother of Connie (John) Higbea and Douglas Justinger (Defiance, Ohio); and loving grandmother to four grandchildren, Cassandra, Craig, Carl James (CJ) Higbea and Suzanne Justinger. She will be sadly missed by sisters, Bennette (Dan) Singer (Sherwood, Ohio) and Von Hall (Great Falls, Mont.); and brothers, Amandus and Albert (Conni) Kunesh (Great Falls, Mont.); and cherished by numerous friends and family.
She was preceded in death by Benjamin and Clara Losh and Victor and Marie Kunesh; brother, Roger; and nephew, Brian Kunesh.
Anne received her R.N. degree in nursing from St. Rita's School of Nursing and a B.S. degree in nursing from Defiance College. She went on to complete her certification as a family nurse practitioner and was employed at the Defiance Clinic for a number of years.
Anne was one of the first nurse practitioners in Ohio. In 1993, she expanded her training in order to be certified as a diabetes educator. Anne was always dedicated to her patients which was reflected in her enjoyment of the profession and the caring impression she left on all those she helped. She was a member of St. Paul's Chapel in Clear Lake, Ind.
Anne was a long-time 4-H advisor, community volunteer and a member of the Eagles, Moose, VFW and American Legion. She enjoyed spending time at the lake surrounded by family, playing cards, traveling and the occasional trip to the casino.
She will be a bright light that will live on forever in the hearts of family and friends.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, at St. Paul's Chapel, Clear Lake, 8780 E-700 N, Fremont, Ind. Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, from 2-7 p.m. at Beams Funeral Home, 200 W. Toledo Street, Fremont, Ind., with the rosary at 7 p.m.
Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome.com.