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Tuesday December 26th, 2017
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Wednesday December 27th, 2017

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Anna "Annie" Marie Rikard Kottwitz



Anna “Annie” Marie (Radmacher) Rikard Kottwitz, age 86 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her residence.


Annie was born May 2, 1931, at home in Rich Fountain, the daughter to the late Peter Fred and Gertrude (Eisterhold) Radmacher.


She was a 1949 graduate of Linn High School.


Annie was united in marriage on March 26, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain to Herbert Lee “Frog” Rikard.  He preceded her in death on November 2, 1995.  She was united in marriage to Chester Charles “Ches” Kottwitz on January 11, 1997.  He survives of the home.


Annie worked at Brown Shoe Company, CV Mosby and International Blends and was also a homemaker.


She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn.


Annie loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She loved to sew, crotchet, knit, do crafts, paint, and work in her flower gardens.  Annie loved going dancing, going to blue grass festivals, playing bingo at McDonalds, watching Cardinal baseball, visiting Branson and doing Facebook.


In addition to her husband of 20 years, Ches Kottwitz, Annie is survived by: her six children, Belinda Hassler (friend Randy Moss) of Wardsville, Dennis (Melinda) Rikard of Sacramento, CA, Debbie (Jerry) Backes, Jeff (Carmen) Rikard, Kelly (Paul, Sr.) McReynolds all of Linn, and Richard Rikard of Leasburg; a step-daughter, Janet (Duwane) Morgan of Jefferson City; 14 grandchildren, Curt Hassler, Danielle Rikard, Rick Hassler, Emily Lurkins, Sara Benton, Paul McReynolds, Jr., Tyler Rikard, Rachel Bloomgren, Michael McReynolds, Scott Rikard, Jenna Rikard, Zach Backes, Riann Rikard, and Jordan Backes; 5 step grandchildren, Heather Poole, Matt Poole, Josh Morgan, Melissa Morgan, and Tim Morgan; 29 great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Thomas of Linn; sisters-in-law Grace Radmacher and Phyllis Rikard; brothers-in-law, Kenny (Peggy) Rikard, Gene Rikard, Pete (Delores) Rikard,  as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.


In addition to her parents and spouse Herbert "Frog" Rikard, she was preceded in death by: two sisters, Veronica Lehmen and Henrietta (Charles) Oatman; three brothers, Leo (Cecil) Lehmen, Pete Radmacher, and Theodore Radmacher; brother-in-law Buck Thomas and sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen (Emil) Bossaller, and Martha Rikard; a son-in-law, Kieth Hassler and a grandson, Fred John Backes.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Morton Chapel in Linn.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George School or St. George Church Renovation.

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My thoughts are with all of you, and I pray for your comfort and peace.

Rebecca Earney Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

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Due to the unseasonable cold spell/health concerns Bernice and I were unable to attend final rites for Annie but want to express our condolences to all family members and assure you many thoughts and prayers have been offered on her behalf.

Jim and Bernice Benton Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Annie was an angel that walked among us and she will be missed by many! Hugs and prayers for comfort to all the family.
Patrick and Tammy Kliethermes

Tammy Kliethermes Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Annie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know she was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Vicki, Mark and Adam Cederburg Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

Jeff and rest of the family, So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Know that the Heavens are lighting up with a very special angel who will continue to watch over you all.

Jim and Mary Jo Armstrong Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Annie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. God bless.

Chris & Becky Layton & family Dec 22 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Annies death. Our condolences go out to the family and her husband Chester. We were very good friends and know she will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless the family.
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Barbara & Leo Shockley Dec 22 2017 12:00 AM

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