Ann’s Story

Site created on February 16, 2021

Hello family and friends. Thank you for visiting Ann’s Caring Bridge site.

Ann had been experiencing some migraines, which caused insomnia and nausea, for the past month. She has also encountered a fainting spell, memory loss, and slight facial drooping. Thanks to an attentive close circle of family and friends, we noticed these changes, and were able to convince Ann to go to the ER while in Rapid City for her soon-to-be grandson’s baby shower on February 13, 2021. Upon that trip to the ER, CT scans and an MRI were administered, which showed a mass and swelling near the front right quarter of her brain. Ann was well taken care of at Monument Health while in Rapid, and had her biopsy on February 16. Ann, Stu, Grace and Ellen, as well as her two sisters Margy and Carmen, are currently waiting for the biopsy results from Mayo Clinic while still in Rapid City.

Ann, and her family, wanted to thank all of those that are keeping her in their prayers. We are thankful for the support system that we have and continue to welcome the positive thoughts and prayers.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Ellen Voegeli

We introduce to you, Grannie Annie! 👵🏼

Ann was promoted to grannie status on March 20th with the arrival of her grandson, Vincent Cody Voegeli. Ann and Vinny have been enjoying the week together in Rapid City. Ann continues to say that he is the shining light through all of this!


Ann has met with her medical oncologist and radiation oncologist here in Rapid and is preparing to start her chemo and radiation treatments next week. The first set of treatments will be 6 weeks long. Ann will head back to Bowdle this week to recoup for a couple of days before enjoying Easter with family. Ann and her family appreciate the love and support that has been shown, and continue to ask for prayers of healing and strength as Ann begins her treatments. 

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