Born: December 31, 1937 - Deceased: December 22, 2018
Annette M. Zweifel (nee Cole) 80 of Trinity NC, born December 31, 1937 in St. Louis, MO died Saturday December 22, 2018 in Greensboro, NC.
Annette grew up in St. Louis and the surrounding area. At 17 she married Larry C. Landaal and travelled the world as he served in the Air Force settling in Anchorage, Alaska where she resided for 22 years. She returned to the St. Louis area and settled in Belleville, IL in 1989 with her husband Robert R. Zweifel . She loved her home in Belleville and reveled in the pleasures of the surrounding area whether she was cheering on her beloved Cardinals or picking peaches at a local farm. She had and eye for fashion and loved her bling. Her deep love and affection for her family and friends as well as her smile, laugh and irish eyes will be missed by her children and those closest to her.
She is preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure ’tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.”
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Private interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
16 years ago, I was a 19 year old, single mother to the cutest little girl. When it was time to go back to work I put an ad in the paper looking for a baby sitter. I had the type of woman already in my mind. A kind, gentle grandmother figure, that would sing to my daughter while I was away. A woman that was sweet that would cuddle and spoil my baby. Ann replied to my ad in the paper and her and her husband were exactly the people that I had in my mind. Ann babysat my daughter for months. Everytime I picked her up she told me all about what they had done that day. If her clothes got messy, she would wash, dry and send them home clean. Somedays, her husband would be sitting at the kitchen table with the baby, drinking coffee and watching TV while Ann fussed in the kitchen for some other goody for my daughter to try. She was not only the babysitter. She was the gentle grandmother that spoiled her. Ann nurtured my daughter and filled her first year with love and happiness. Though she is now 16 and has no recollection, she still has 3 dolls tucked safely in her china cabinet that Ann gave her. She knows they are keepsakes and the dolls are pretty but to me, they represent the love and kindness a stranger showed to me. When I was a new mom at 19, scared about the hardships ahead, scared about leaving this little girl I never knew I could love so much, scared about the stigma that came with being single and young. Ann showed me and my daughter love, grace, and understanding. And I was a complete stranger. That to me is a true testament to her character. Please accept my late condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss. Of this I am sure, whatever heaven is, whatever awaits Godly people in the afterlife, Ann is there. I’m just positive of it.