Anne Rinderknecht quietly passed away at her home in Almont, with family at her bedside, on March 8, 2021. She was born on June 3, 1923 in Brown City, MI to parents Blanch Bennett Huston and William J. Huston. Anne married Harry E. Rinderknecht on June 12, 1947.
Anne moved to Almont at the age of 11 when her mother came to teach school in Almont. She and older sister, Marion, attended the one room school house on Bordman Road where their mother taught. They lived in a small house on Fisher Road and walked to school every day. Landscape architect, Henry Stockman, and his wife, Katherine, played an important role in Anne’s life. She spent many summers in Florida with them at the Ormond Beach Tropical Gardens that Henry had created. Later Anne, her sister and mother moved to Johnson Street in Almont, and in 1941 Anne graduated from Almont High School where her mother also taught.
Anne seemed to know almost everyone in Almont. She became the Almont District Library librarian for many years, a job she loved. Later she took school census and drove school bus for the Almont School District. Eventually she went on to become the elementary school secretary for twenty-five years. She worked under a number of principals and remained the constant figure in the elementary school for children and teachers. Anne loved her job, often putting in long hours and going the extra mile. When she retired, she and Harry split their time between Bordman Road and Vermont, enjoying every minute. Both of them enjoyed the simple things in life each and every day.
Through out her life, including the day before passing away, Anne repeated many times what a wonderful life she had and that she wouldn’t change a thing.
Anne is survived by her daughters, Sally (George) Madeira and Sue Mott; grandchildren Sarah (Shellie) Gazo, Katie Gazo, Lindsay (Pat) Copeland, Emily (Chad) Mydlowski, Hilary Mott, and Abby (Ben) Locher, Thomas (Jennifer) Mott; great-grandchildren William, Emma, Lyla, Lillian, Ryleigh, Blake, Maverick, Brookelyn and Lauren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Almont Lions Hall from 1-5 p.m.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.