Anita Marie Blais

June 29, 1944-March 27, 2020

Anita Marie Blais, age 75, of Redwood Falls, MN died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020 at her home in Redwood Falls.

A private family Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon, MN. Father Bruno Santiago will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Gibbon.

Anita Marie Blais was born June 29, 1944 in Rogers, MN to Merlin and Arabella (Zachman) Blais. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michael, Minnesota. The family later moved to Gibbon where she was raised.

Although Anita lived her entire life handicapped, there were many things that brought her joy in life. She most recently had worked with ACTS in Oliva getting to do designated tasks she was able to. In the past, Anita loved going for country drives for picnics with her family. She also enjoyed the sounds of music as well as playing with her ball. She will be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Anita is survived by her brothers, Rodney “Mark” (Lou Ann) Blais of North Mankato and Steven (Sally Marie) Blais of Madison Lake; and her nieces, nephews, care givers and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Arrangements by Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes & Cremation Services. To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to:


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