Anna Mae Mintle, 79

Anna Mae Mintle, 79, of Grinnell died May 14, 2018, at her home in Grinnell under hospice care.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Heishman, Rodney See, Kevin Bair, Chad Christensen, John Lacy, and Mark Mintle. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.

Anna Mae was born Apr. 25, 1939, in Grinnell, the daughter of Kenneth Paul and Lucille Pauline Kriegel Heishman. She was raised in the Grinnell area where she attended country school near home and later Grinnell schools.

She was united in marriage with Larry Collum and the couple had four children together. They were later divorced. On July 27, 1991, she was united in marriage with Michael Dean Mintle in Grinnell, where they continued to make their home.

While living in Grinnell, Anna Mae was employed with several businesses including Maid Rite, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, DeLong’s Sportswear, and Elks Lodge. She was a member of Grinnell Christian Church and Grinnell Lady Elks.

Anna Mae held a strong love for her family and loved all her family get-togethers. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s special events, but most of all she loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She was the matriarch of her family! She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening, canning her produce, and cooking and baking. She also enjoyed being outdoors; camping, fishing, and traveling throughout America. She was an avid fan of W.W.E., the Chicago Cubs, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include four children: Randy Collum, Cindy Cleary, Mike Collum, and Connie Lacy, all of Grinnell; one sister, Barbara See of Grinnell; one brother, Ronald Heishman of Grinnell; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grand-children; and two beloved dogs, Coco and Tessa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael Mintle in 2015; two children, Dennis Collum and Christine Brown; one sister, Katherine Evans; her former husband, Larry Collum; and a former companion, Albert Davis.

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