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Ann Healy 09/09/2022

Ann Healy, age 100, died on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond. She was born the daughter of John and Antonia Novotny on July 25, 1922 in Wahoo, NE. Ann grew up on a farm outside of Wahoo. She graduated from Wahoo High School. Ann worked in Lincoln, NE for the state of Nebraska where she met Joseph Healy. They were married in 1944 in Omaha, NE. After Joseph’s military service, they settled in New Richmond, WI where Joseph began a medical practice. They were blessed with four children. Following Joseph’s death, Ann obtained her college degree and worked as an Executive Housing Director for New Richmond, Amery, and Hudson. Ann loved traveling, antiquing, needlepoint, quilting, sewing, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ann was an independent, determined woman who would freely share her opinions. Her faith was extremely important to her. Memorials may be directed to Smile Train, March of Dimes, or organizations involved with mental health.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Healy; son, John Healy; parents, John and Antonia Novotny; siblings, Wilfred (Blanche) Novotny and Winnifred (Gary) Robinson. Ann is survived by her children, Patrick Healy, Jody (Dennis) Mudlitz, and Mary (Jon) Hailey; grandchildren, Michael (Jess) Healy, Kathleen Healy, Robert Mudlitz, Molly Mudlitz, Erin (Joel) Rowden, Joe (Alisha) Hailey, Patrick (Katerina) Hailey; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (151 S Washington Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Richmond. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Laurie Hatella Posted September 10, 2022 5:26 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Ann for several years. We had some great talks and laughs. She was one amazing and strong lady with a heart of gold. She will be missed.

  • Marilyn Posted September 12, 2022 8:27 am

    I feel so fortunate to having to have known amazing Ann. I worked at DF seen at many activity. Would visit her after I retired we had many chat. She will be missed missed by for kindness an heart of GOLD.

  • Sharon Gingras Posted September 15, 2022 11:52 am

    To Pat, Jody, Mary and families, my and Henry’s sincere sympathy at the loss of your mother. Such a kind, lovely lady who was always welcoming when we, as high school girls, came to your home, and to live to be 100! Bless her.

  • Sue Cox Seaton Posted September 19, 2022 5:05 pm

    Jody, sending my sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of your mother.

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