Anna Marie (Forsman) Maras, age 80 of Side Lake, MN, passed away on December 22, 2021 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Chisholm, MN. She was born on September 27, 1941 in Hibbing, MN to Henry and Seime (Aho) Forsman. Anna grew up on the Iron Range and attended Hibbing Community College for her nursing degree and later went to Bemidji State University for her bachelor’s degree. Education and her faith were very important to her. She married the love of her life, Nicholas Maras, in St. Augustine, Florida and they were married for 62 years. Together they traveled all over the country, living and raising their family. They lived for a while in Arizona and California before returning home to Minnesota. She loved picking berries and pinecones. Anna adored her family and loved spending time with them at the cabin on Little Sturgeon in Side Lake, MN. She loved shopping and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Anna is survived by her husband; Nick Maras, children; Nicholas (Laureen) Maras, Michael Maras and Susan (Larry) Schmidt, sister; Louise (Bruce) McClellan, eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Michele Johnson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing. Father Daniel Weiske will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at 10:00AM. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
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