Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, November 23, 2005


Louis Anich, Jr. died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 81. He was born on July 4, 1924, in Willard, the son of Louis and Mary Anich.  Louis attended school in Willard, then farmed with his father. He married Filomena Marostica on February 17, 1943.


Louis joined the Marines that same year. Filomena "Fil" stayed behind and worked in Sterling. Louis was stationed in Guadalcanal for eight months. He was then sent to The Lake Arrowhead Hospital, San Bernardino, California, where Fil joined him. After he received a medical discharge, he and Fil moved back to Colorado where their sons Louis, Michael and Stephen, and daughter Carolyn* were born.


Louis owned and operated a bailing business along with his sons for 30 years before retiring from the family business to start a scrap metal business.


Survivors include his wife of 62 years; his sons Louis and wife Franci Anich, Michael and wife Laurie Anich and Stephen and wife Diane Anich; his daughter Caroline* (Anich) and husband Terence Carlson; a sister Ruth and husband Tony Koeler; and brothers Emil and Joseph Anich.


 A military rite was given by the American Legion Post #137 of Haxtun performed military rites following a funeral service held on Wednesday, November 22 at 11 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Haxtun. Burial followed at the Haxtun Cemetery.


* Correct spelling unknown






Family information for Louis


Father:  Louis

Mother:  Mary



Spouse:                                                 Married:




 Filomena (Marostica )

February 17, 1943.

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