West Baraboo – Anna “Annie” Mae Parchem, 83, of West Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Annie was born on April 7, 1935 in Portage, the daughter of Leo and Lillian (Wagner) Gavinski. On Feb. 23, 1963 she married Gordon Parchem. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2013. Annie was well known for her bait shop which she operated out of her basement home for over 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her flower garden, feeding the birds and was a sponsor of a horseshoe team in the Baraboo Horseshoe League. Annie was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her two sons, Russell (Angie) Volz and Dale Parchem; two step-sons, Richard (Karen) Parchem and Jeff (Mary) Parchem; step-daughter, Penny (Gene) Parchem; 12 grandchildren, Garrett Volz, Brice, Maggie Mae, Sean, Chris, Aimee, Samantha, Maranda and Cole Parchem, Jody Marks and Sheena and Amber; many great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Jean), Albert and Tony (Geri) Gavinski; two sisters, Pat (Robert) and Martha; in-laws, Gene (Marci) and Robert (Carol) Parchem; and other family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Annie was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Joe; four sisters, Cathy, Rose, Mary and Leona. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Lisa Newberry officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
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