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“Nina, Rhonda, and Glenna (and families), Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister. Your family had many ties to my family over...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Marsha Bundt - Palatine, IL

“Anita, you have been a family friend since before I can remember. The memories I have are more than I could list. You were wonderful to my family,...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jamie Blackert-Dietz - IL

“I have only known Anita a short time. She was in my Zumba exercise class at the park district last year. I enjoyed our conversations afterwards,...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Eileen Detra - Prophetstown, IL

“My sympathy to the sisters of Anita. I;ve known her for years and she shared with me her plans to help Prophettown. I;m so sorry life ended this...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: dolores francis - prophetstown, IL

“Our sympathy to Nina, Rhonda and Glenna, Anita left me with many good memories, from our school days, band, slumber parties, etc. What an...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lorita & Tony Ooyen - Winnebago, IL

“Our heart goes out to the family We had may goodtimes with Anita she will be surely missed by all ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: kent and lynn blackert - IL

“Out thoughts and prayers go to Anita's family at this sad time. Sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Vos - Prophetstown, IL

“Our deepest sympathy ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bonnie & Jerry Sternes - Yuma, AZ

“Anita was a great patron/benefactor to Geneseo Art League. In her quest to acquire a personal collection of exemplary artwork, she sought out and...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Pauline Swanson for Geneseo Art League - IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I always wanted to be as athletic as Anita. She was a sweet person and will be missed. Janet (Imes) Williams ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jan Williams

“I have not seen Anita since 8th grade, so my memory goes way back! I remember Anita as the best baseball player in our class! ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Francis Cardosi - College Park, MD

“Anita's family - I am so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. As a member of the Geneseo Art League I came to know Anita when she visited our gallery...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Hahn - Geneseo, IL

“Anita hired a cartoonist to come to the local elementary school to teach the children how to draw cartoon characters. My daughter came home from...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Suzette Hanover - Prophetstown, IL

“Nina, Rhonda and Glenna We were so saddened to hear the news of the passing of Anita! We have so many great memories of her that we will keep...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Richard and Barbara Oncken - IL

“Prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Gary & Denise Bush - Lyndon, IL

“My memories of Anita are the fondest. Anita was one of my best friends from junior high through high school. We baled hay together on her parent's...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Johnson - Saint Paul, MN


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Anita H. Oetzel, age 65 of Prophetstown, passed away unexpectedly in her home.

Anita was born on May 23, 1948, in Morrison to Dwight and Lois (Egert) Oetzel. She attended Prophetstown schools and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduation, she worked as a medical technologist for a number of years before farming in the Prophetstown area. Anita also served as an EMT and was a tax preparer. Over the years she served on many local boards and was involved in community activities. Anita was passionate about art and was an avid collector of it. She also enjoyed her flowers and working in her yard. She was fortunate to live in such a supportive community.

Survivors include three sisters: Nina Roth of Walla Walla, WA; Rhonda (Vic) Dunes of Mesa, AZ and Glenna (David) Spotts of Racine, WI. Nieces and nephews: Jeremy (Megan) Roth, Erica (Nick) Genereux, Christie (Michael) Bartzen and Andrew Spotts and four great nephews and niece, Maggie Roth, Duncan Genereux Roth, Tyler Bartzen and Jacob Bartzen.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, Dan Roth.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown at 11:00 AM.