Anita Louise (Hedstrom) Haglund, age 83 of Manistee passed away on Friday January 15, 2021.
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She was born on April 20, 1937 in Manistee, daughter of the late Carl and Hazel (Hicking) Hedstrom. She was a graduate of Manistee High School, class of 1956. On November 29, 1958, Anita married John F. Haglund. He preceded her in death on February 29, 1999.
Anita was a member of the Eastern Star, PEO and The World Organization of China Painters. She was an award-winning china painter, taking great joy in gifting friends and family with her art. Anita was a beautiful knitter. She spent hours creating heirlooms for her family. She also enjoyed decorating her homes and assisting friends with theirs.
Anita is survived by her four children, Christy (Jerry) Gregorski of Manistee, Eric (Deborah) Haglund of Cary, IL, Glen Haglund of Manistee and Elsa Haglund of Williamsburg, VA; seven grandchildren, Trista, Britta and Ian Gregorski, Ben and Hannah Bracey and Alec and Brian Haglund; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends who all enjoyed her feisty and tenacious personality.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Carol (Hedstrom) Bureau; and two brothers, Carlton “Gus” and Charles Hedstrom.
Per Anita’s wishes, a private family interment will be held. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in memory of Anita may be directed to the Manistee County Council On Aging Senior Meals Program. Please feel free to share a memory or photo with the family at www.oakgrovefh.com. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.