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Anna Tranby

January 13, 1926 — April 3, 2021

Anna Tranby, 95, of Bismarck, passed away April 3, 2021, in Bismarck.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at House of Prayer, Bismarck, ND with Pastor Joel Samuelson as officiant. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Anna was born January 13, 1926 on the family farm north of Burt, ND, the daughter of Christian and Mathilda (Kallis) Ruff.  She grew up and attended country school near Burt.  On January 13, 1946 she married Trygve Tranby in Burt.  They lived in Mott, ND where Anna was a stay at home mom raising their four children.  In 1950 they moved to Bismarck where she worked cleaning houses.  She worked for Herbergers in Bismarck from 1971 until retiring 20 years later.

Anna was a charter member of House of Prayer Lutheran Church of Bismarck where she belonged to the church choir and was the church organist for over 30 years. She was a member of Sweet Adeline’s of Bismarck, enjoyed quilting at church, gardening, bird watching and especially enjoyed time spent with her family.  Anna was liked and loved by everyone she met, and she made sure they all got a hug.

She is survived by her children, Joyanne (Leopold) Renner of Bismarck, Stanley (Char) Tranby of Minot, Hope Keller of Bismarck, Faith (Darwin) Brekhus of Mankato, MN; grandchildren, Barbara (Charles) Klein of Lincoln, Bryan (Twyla) Renner of Grand Forks, Bradley (Tanya) Renner of Highland Ranch, CO, Kimberly (Tim) Walters of Harvey, Cheryl (Bermain) Chimi of Bismarck; great grandchildren, Lance (Nichole) Faris of Bismarck, Jennifer (Ryan) Saville of Bismarck, Daniel (Carlynn) Faris of Lincoln, Tyler Renner of Grand Forks, Devin Walters of Harvey, Alex (Kennedie) Walters of Harvey, Sarah (Dan) Walters of Bismarck, Tanner (Kelsey) Walters of Minot, Aaron Walters of Bismarck, Parker Renner and Kayleigh Renner of Highland Ranch, CO; great great grandchildren, Haiden Faris, Everson Faris, Jaxton Faris, Ashby Faris, Abel Walters and Roman Starkweather; sisters, Freda Gruebele and Martha Graham both of Dickinson; several nieces and nephews; many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Trygve; grandchildren, Trevor, and Melissa; sisters, Ella Pettis, and Esther Colebank; brothers, Christ Ruff and Otto Kallis; son-in-law, Robert Keller; She was also preceded by her beloved “Snoopy Kat”.

“I love you, more”

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

House of Prayer (Bismarck, ND)

1470 S Washington St, Bismarck, ND 58504

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