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Anna Jane Ozzello

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Anna Jane Ozzello, 87, of Wakefield, went to be with Jesus in Heaven on Friday, July 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Anna Jane was born on Feb. 1, 1935, in North Carolina, and she grew up there with her parents and three brothers. Anna Jane was always proud of her Southern heritage.

On Oct. 11, 1957, Anna Jane was married to Richard G. Ozzello of Wakefield, in North Carolina, while he was serving our country in the U.S. Army. They celebrated 63 years of marriage and were blessed with three children. Anna Jane was a loving wife and mother taking care of her family, she always said, "It was her purpose in life."

She loved reading the Bible, putting together puzzles, always having a book to read at bedtime and visits from her family and friends.

Anna Jane's faith was very important to her and she shared it with her church family, who were so very dear to her at Calvary Baptist Church in Wakefield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; a son, Woodie; a grandson, Kasey Ozzello; and her brothers.

Anna Jane is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Jim) Meier; a son, Mike (Lauralee), three grandchildren, Jeff Meier, Lakin Ozzello (Mike Singleton) and Michael Ozzello; two step-grandsons, Brian Love and Emanuel Pegese; a great-grandson, Trenten Singleton; a step-great-granddaughter, Audrina Love; and dear sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends at Calvary Baptist Church, 1201 Peters St., in Wakefield, on Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Riley officiating.

Luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall following the service.

A committal service and interment for Anna Jane and Richard will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at

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