Ann Roessel November 23, 1913 – July 11, 2012

Ann Roessel November 23, 1913 - July 11, 2012

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Ann Roessel passed away peacefully in her sleep at Tulare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Tulare, California, on July 11, 2012, at age 98. She was born November 23, 1913 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands to Jacques and Kato Duits. Ann, her husband Paul, and daughter Tanja immigrated to the U.S. in 1954. Ann was a Registered Nurse in the Netherlands and a homemaker and library clerk in Morgan Hill, California, where she lived from 1954-1983. She lived in Visalia, California since 1983. She leaves behind her daughter Tanja Wood and son-in-law Bob Wood, of Rodeo, New Mexico, and her grandchildren Saskia Mizushima of Redmond, Washington, and Derek Plessman of Seattle, Washington. Also her grandson-in-law Neal Mizushima, and great-grandsons Quinn and Lev Mizushima. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Roessel, her brother Jacob Duits, and her sister Louisa Meerloo.

 Arrangements made by the Neptune Society of Fresno. Cremation in the Chapel of Light in Fresno. There will be no service. Donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund, website: or at 800-542-TREE.

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