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Anita Louise Nemgar

Anita Louise Nemgar

Anita Louise Nemgar, 86, of Rochester, MN, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Golden Living West Nursing Home.

Anita was born April 30, 1926, in Biwabik, MN to Sisto and Mary Settimi. She graduated from Aurora High School. Anita furthered her education and graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester. On November 27, 1948, she married William Nemgar in Aurora, MN. The couple moved to Rochester; in 1950 for Bill's employment with Mayo Clinic. There she and her husband raised six children.

Survivors include MaryBeth Siemback (Ron), William (Stacy Rife), Toni Smith-Johnson (Brad Johnson), Robert (Penny Yon), John, and David (Marylu Schimek); 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Francis "Bud", sister-in-law, Helen and their children.

Anita was a true Italian mother who took great pride in her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, reading, cooking, and volunteering her time in the community and her church. She will be greatly missed by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her parents, and her son-in-law, Jeff Smith.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Church in July. Details to follow at a later date.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at