Ann was born on June 12, 1914 in Cooperstown, ND. She married Richard (Dick) Meister in Minneapolis on June 9, 1943.
"Ann graduated in 1932 from Cooperstown High School. From 1933-42, she worked as an apprentice furrier at Bergland Furs in Minneapolis. In 1942-43, she was an inspector at the Federal Cartridge plant in New Brighton, MN. She worked for 3-4 months in 1945 at Bourston's Linen in Duluth. She was a chambermaid at Hotel Duluth in 1963-64. From 1964-66, she made salads and pies at the Sveden House restaurant, and she worked at St Mary's Hospital Coffee Shop from 1966-86. Ann enjoyed bridge, hiking, Scrabble and crossword puzzles. She volunteered at her church's thrift shop since its opening in 1954 until the late 1980s.
Dick graduated in 1933 from Edison High School in Minneapolis. He also spent a year at the University of Minnesota studying geology. He served in the Army Medical Corps from 1941-45. He met Ann while working a Hart's Grocery, Minneapolis. From 1945-80, he was produce manager for Loop Super Valu in Duluth. After retirement, he continued as bookkeeper for the Loop, retiring completely in April, 1992." The Johnson-Helsten Family by Marilyn Fischer.
Dick and Ann had three children:
Ann died on March 29, 1995. Dick died on April 27, 2001.