Anna Remsing, 86, of Hillsboro died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1925 in Molidorf, Yugoslavia the daughter of the late Gustav and Magdalena Ceschan.
In 1944, her husband, Anton had gone off to World War II and her little town in Yugoslavia was turned into a concentration camp for 10,000 inhabitants by Tito and his communist Partisans in the Banat region. They lost their home and all of their possessions.
In 1946, Anna and her year and a half old son, Richard, her father and mother, sister and three and a half year old niece left the camp on foot without food, clothing or money and walked by night for three months, sleeping in corn fields by day and surviving mainly on raw corn until they arrived in Austria and were aided by the Red Cross and Anna was re-united with her husband.
Mrs. Remsing came to the United States in 1955 and became a naturalized citizen in the early 1960s. She had worked as a self-employed seamstress. She had worked for many years at the El Flora Sewing Shop in the Castell Building in Middletown.
She is survived by two sons, Fred (Donna) Remsing of Hillsboro, Richard, (Jackie) Remsing of Middletown, seven grandchildren, Kristie Cornele, Tony and Jacob Remsing all of Hillsboro, Matt, Mark, Marty Remsing and Mary Reames all of Middletown, 14 great-grandchildren and one niece, Elfrieda Knaur of Lawrenceburg, Ind.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anton Remsing, in 1992; and one sister.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Father Mike Paraniuk will be the celebrant. Entombment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum in Middletown.
The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family.
For more information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.