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Life Story / Obituary
All who knew Anne Bevers could attest for her fierce love of her family. A wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and sister she cherished these roles with a steadfast commitment to ensuring they were provided with everything they needed to feel loved. Nothing brought her greater joy than the time she spent with her family. Gone too soon, Anne will be deeply missed and her wonderful collection of memories will fondly live on in the hearts of her loved ones forever.
Reflecting on the year 1981, it was a time of celebration across the nation. The Iran hostage crisis had ended, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer exchanged vows at the royal wedding, and NASA launched its first space shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia. On June 26th, Stephen and Deborah Franecki welcomed home their newborn baby daughter, Anne Therese at West Allis Memorial Hospital. Their firstborn daughter, following her two older brothers, Tim and Matt, her birth brought great joy into their hearts and home. Later, she was joined by her younger sister, Jennifer, giving her a lifelong friend and leveling the playing field among the four siblings.
Growing up in West Milwaukee, Anne had a happy childhood filled with wonderful opportunities. Her parents instilled in her a strong set of values and supported her every success. She and her siblings were accustomed to pitching in around the family home as well as spending time hanging out with friends around the neighborhood. At a young age, Anne took piano lessons and her natural ability to hear music provided her with years of success as a musician. Immensely talented, she was often invited to play at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Milwaukee. Anne also developed a love for animals during her developing years and grew especially fond of dogs which continued into her adult years. Active throughout her high school career she played on the varsity soccer team and kept up with her studies.
After graduating from West Allis Central High School, Anne worked for the Milwaukee County Park System at Oakwood Golf Course while attending college. During her time with the park system, she met Jaclyn Suminski (Tubbin) who became a loyal friend. Jaclyn invited Anne to join her at a bible study group and it was there that Anne met the love of her life, Jason Bevers. Jason asked Jaclyn’s brother, Aaron, who the beautiful girl was with his sister. Aaron told him that it was Anne but he thought she may already be dating someone. That didn’t matter to Jason, from his first look at those gorgeous brown eyes, he knew in his heart that he would do whatever it took to get her attention and steal her heart from someone else! Dating for three years, they joined in marriage on the anniversary of their first date at the Pasta Tree restaurant on July 9, 2005. The newlyweds honeymooned in Orlando visiting the Disney Theme Parks.
Anne and Jason shared many commonalities and one of them was their love of children. Eager to start a family of their own, Kaitlynn Therese arrived on January 2, 2007. She was the apple of their eye as they prepared for Eithan Jay who was born May 15, 2009. Eithan added so much joy into their hearts and was later joined by a younger sister, Alivia Elizabeth on November 29, 2010. Now a family of five, they treasured their time together as a family. On May 12, 2013, Levi Noah completed their family and just like Anne’s siblings, he evened the playing field to two girls and two boys. When the children grew a little bit older, Anne and Jason returned annually to their favorite destination, Walt Disney World enjoying all the wonder and magic the parks had to offer! Anne had a strong desire to sell their home and quit their jobs to relocate to Orlando and find work at Disney! No other place brought her as much joy and happiness as roaming the grounds of the Disney parks which were loaded with children experiencing wonderment and fantasy. As a mother, Anne enjoyed tending to her children’s every need and was a natural nurturer. Motherhood fit her like a glove, and her greatest legacy was the patience and love she brought to raising them with a love of God and the world around them.
Spreading her love of children beyond her family, Anne also gave so much of her time to teaching Sunday school for the two and three-year-olds. They brought so much laughter to her mornings and so much joy to her heart. She loved to share the word of the Lord as well as connect with so many families. Fueled by her love of her family and her God, Anne lived a wonderful life blessed with abundant friendships and close connections with her faith community. Aside from her love of children, Anne also loved dogs. She was especially drawn to dogs who had beards and eyebrows which meant miniature schnauzers and wired-haired dachshunds were by far her favorites.
Sadly not even a year ago, Anne was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma in May of 2018. Anne never doubted that God could heal her, yet also accepted that if He didn’t, she trusted in their personal relationship. During the final two weeks of her life, Anne spent her time strengthening her bonds with her family and close friends. They supported her and tenderly cared for her right up until the end. Described as loving, caring, and generous beyond measure, Anne’s relationships with those she leaves behind were important to her. May all who knew and loved her be forever changed by her courage and strength. Whenever they are gathered together may they share her memories and feel her presence supporting and guiding them in the years ahead.
Anne Therese Bevers (nee Franecki), age 37, entered into her rest on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by her family and close friends at 9:14 pm. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jason A. Bevers; her children; Kaitlynn, Alivia, Eithan and Levi; parents; Stephen and Deborah Franecki (nee Jankowski); dear siblings, Timothy Franecki, Matthew Franecki, and Jennifer (Randy) Ness; in-laws, Gary and Diane Bevers (nee Miller); sister-in-law, Kelly (Al) Wagner; special nieces, Brianna and Jenna Wagner, nephews, Grady Ness, and Connor Franecki. She is further survived by many special friends and relatives. Anne was preceded in death by her niece Cassie Franecki. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Parkway Apostolic Church 10940 S. Nicholson Rd, Oak Creek, WI 53154 from 4:00 PM until 6:45 PM. Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 PM. Private interment Forest Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Anne’s name to Sarcoma Foundation of America