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Anita M. (Voegeli) Cartwright

1932 - 2021


Anita M. Cartwright, age 88, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Communities - River Pines, Altoona.

Anita was born May 4, 1932, to the late Walter and Louise (Meyers) Voegeli. Anita graduated high school at the age of 17, received a two year teaching degree and began teaching at Gower School until she moved to Elk Mound to teach. There she met her future husband, Gene. Anita and Gene married on December 26, 1953. Together they traveled to Colorado for Gene’s service in the US Army and lived there until 1955 before returning to the Eau Claire area. Anita had degrees in education, music and Spanish and was a lifetime student for many other interests she had. She taught piano and organ from 1960 through 2002 to students in her home. Anita liked reading, traveling and especially loved shopping for clothes.

She is survived by her husband, Gene of Eau Claire; daughter, Genita Cartwright of Eau Claire; son, Dr. Mont (Lisa) Cartwright of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Arielle, Anson and Tara of Orlando, FL; sister, Evelyn Warns (Voegeli) of Eau Claire; brother, Douglas Voegeli of Minnesota. 

Anita is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Corine and Betty.

No services will be held. Anita was buried in Waneka Cemetery, Elk Mound, WI.



By Gene J. Cartwright, for my wife.


Come be my music

Come be my song


Let our hearts beat the meter for the chords and let

our hands “hold” the staff for each new phrase


Our eyes will meet in the valley of the low tones.

Our lips will “touch” when the notes are high.


We will make our own crescendo and write the finale in color.

Black and white would never be enough.



When the music is written,

We will write the words.


Soft words,

Tender words,

Words full of meaning, like




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Caroline Bradshaw

March 29, 2021 8:42 PM

Our love and prayers to you all!! Anita was one of a kind, she will be missed.
Love y’all, 
Doog & Caroline

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