Anita J. Fecht, 74, of Carthage, passed away early Friday morning, April 5, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Anita was born March 10, 1945, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Horace and Pansy (Lanam) Mann. On July 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Don Fecht in Keokuk. He survives. Anita and Don farmed in Carthage for many years - she prepared home-cooked meals for her family working the fields. She later worked at Methode Electronics in Carthage and then owned and operated Tanline Tanning in Carthage in her home. She and Don were long time members of the Hancock County Saddle Club and rode many times to the Ft. Madison Rodeo grounds. She enjoyed chatting with friends and family over coffee at her kitchen table - her door was always open. Anita loved to shop, travel and spend time in her flower beds gardening.
Anita is survived by her husband, Don, of Carthage; three sons, David (Teena) Fecht of Carthage, Terry Fecht of Quincy and Steve Fecht of Reno, Nevada; three grandchildren, Deverie, Keaten and Kaylee Fecht; twin sister, Mary Fink of Carthage, sisters, Judy Grogan of Keokuk, Dolores Stinson of Donnelson, Iowa and Glenda Hardman of Kentucky; one brother, Larry of Arizona; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Bill, Jack, Danny and Gilbert; and two sisters, Alvena and Carolyn.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial to follow in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery near Basco. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Memorials may be made for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
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