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Anna Clayton

d. February 11, 2012

Anna Marie (Moretz) Clayton, 70 of Austin, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at her home after a brave battle against cancer. She was born December 1, 1941 in Northwood Iowa to Guy and Myrtle (Brunsvold) Moretz. She grew up in Northwood and obtained her GED. On November 21, 1973 she married Daniel Clayton from Austin, MN. The couple lived in Austin where she worked several jobs and with Dan, raised 6 children. She attended St. Olaf Church and was active in many of the church's outreach ministries. Anna was proud to be a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle's Auxillary and served as Madame President of the Auxillary for 2 terms. Her hobbies included gardening, embroidery, word puzzles, cooking, homemaking and loving her children, grand children and great grand children. Survivors include her husband Daniel, daughter Cheryl & Paul Jenkins (Austin), daughter Robyn & Mark Byers (Austin), Son Randy Pedersen (Austin), Daughter Elizabeth & Brad Mulholland (Lakeville), Son Rodney Pedersen (Austin), Son Ryan & Jennifer Pedersen (Visalia, CA), 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, sister Lillian Eskildson (Loyal, WI), brother Russell Moretz (Hanlantown, IA), sister Marjorie Low (Northwood, IA), brother Arthur Moretz (Northwood, IA), brother Wayne Moretz (Bozeman, MT), brother Alan Moretz (Northwood, IA). She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Richard Moretz and Donald Moretz, brother in law Glen Eskildson, sisters in law Perilan Moretz, and Irene Moretz. Funeral services will be held 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating. There will be a 6 pm Eagles Ritual on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Casket bearers: Grandsons, Mike Carney, Chad Myers, Jacob Mulholland, Matthew Jenkins, Brady Mulholland, Joshua Pedersen, and Ethan Pedersen. Lunch will follow services at St. Olaf Church.

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