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Anna Josephine Michowski "Busha" – age 98 of Eastpointe, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born March 18, 1919 in Detroit, daughter of the late Paul and the late Mary (nee; Vonco) Ranjak.

As a consummate homemaker & Mom, many will attest to the fact that managing all that goes into keeping a family and house together is one of the most demanding tasks a person can uphold. But for Anna, she made it look so easy as she poured the best parts of her knowledge and care into those she loved. Yet, after tending to these many tasks, this little Slovakian Dynamo found the strength and desire to add more to her plate,…so she enrolled herself in college to gain more wisdom and knowledge, and to help keep abreast of life's many changes. Learning was so important to Anna and part of her daily routine included devouring the newspaper which she read from cover to cover. If it was happenin', she wanted to be on top of it. This is also the reason why Anna put great value and importance on familiarizing herself with the computer and learning how to use it to be even more equipped. And she didn't just soak it all in and keep it under wraps as she was known for being quite the mentor and teacher, ever vigilant on educating others and sharing the skills she had picked up along the way.

Always growing, socially well-rounded, and possessing many talents, Anna was truly a "Renaissance Woman" who impacted the lives of several and left an imprint upon their hearts with her caring spirit. Along with her hunger for knowledge, Anna also possessed a bit of the bohemian spirit each time she put her artistic flair into action through drawing. She loved to draw and express herself with the natural talents that lie within, drawings that left her family and friends in awe. Another emanation of Anna's talents was seen in her beautiful garden that produced both food for sustenance,…as well as food for the eyes through the gorgeous flowers that populated her yard. Always giving from within, Anna's flowers truly made a statement of how precious her garden was to her and how hard she worked to make it a thing of beauty and splendor for all to enjoy. Possessing a God-given green thumb, Anna toiled countless hours nurturing her garden and doing her best to produce both tasty & beautiful treats. She was also quite adept when it came to her skills as a seamstress. Whether she was mending something or creating an outfit from scratch, Anna could work some incredible magic with a needle & thread. Just ask her daughter, Marion whom Anna fashioned with many Halloween costumes throughout her childhood. And again, sewing was yet another example of a skill set that Anna passed down to generations coming up so they could be equipped as needs arise.

Yet the best of what Anna offered this world was her caring heart. She gave both generously and unselfishly, never expecting anything in return. She always put others' needs ahead of her own and truly lived out the scriptures that admonish us; "In humility, consider others more important than yourself." And Anna was humble beyond measure. She was a saint without the title, and one of God's most endearing children. It was because of her faith and beliefs that Anna was able to teach one of life's most valuable lessons to her daughter,…how to be a friend. She and Marion talked on the phone every day and shared the bounty of their love and care with each other in each conversation.

Yet not just with Marion,…Anna loved her entire family with an endless devotion, especially those precious cherubs, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Known more affectionately as "Busha,"…she wore her role as matriarch with a warmth and compassion that permeated the soul, and she leaves a legacy of love that will be gloriously embraced with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Anna was the beloved wife of the late Harry Michowski who preceded her in death on February 27, 1991. She was the dear mother of Marion (Thomas) McDonald, the late Theresa Michowski, and the late Thomas Michowski. Loving grandmother of Karen (Joel) Schantz, Mark (Jeanette) McDonald, Robert (Rose) McDonald, and great-grandmother of Haley, Gavin, Isabel, Emerson, Lilyana, Ashlyn, the late Alexander, and the late Graysen.

Private services will be held, and she will join her beloved Harry at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

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