Anita S. Losavio, age 73, of Alexandria

Anita S. Losavio
ALEXANDRIA - A funeral mass for Anita S. Losavio of Alexandria will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Alexandria with Reverend Jose’ Robles-Sanchez officiating.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Hixson Funeral Home in Alexandria, from 10 a.m. until shortly before time of service
Anita S. Losavio, age 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Anita, affectionately known as Omi, was born in Germany and moved to Louisiana in 1965 after marrying her former husband Anthony Losavio. After being injured in a car wreck in 1966, Anita became an inspiration to many as she never let her physical condition define or limit her. As a mother of five, she always made each child’s birthday a special occasion. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and everyone enjoyed the grand occasion of receiving an “Omi Stocking”.
Once her children were older, she worked at the Hope Center in Marksville, where she counseled others who were faced with addictions. In addition, she also spent her last 30 years sponsoring members of the AA community. She was always there to listen.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed swimming and spent countless hours in the pool at the YMCA. Her love of books was known to everyone; she instilled that love in her children and grandchildren. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by many. Gute Nacht und schlaf gut, Omi (Good night and sleep well)
She was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Anna Schantin.
Survived by her sister Renata (Werner) Heimgartner and first cousins Manfred (Ursula) Schwan and Karl (Elke) Schwan. She was a loving mother of five children: Salvadore (Chrissie) Losavio, Maria (Billy Dixon) Losavio, Tricia (Victoria) Losavio, Jade (Candace) Losavio, and Andreas (Brittany) Losavio ; grandchildren, A.J. Losavio, Kate’ Losavio (Zach) Dyess, Thomas Dixon, Elizabeth Dixon (Drew) Chesne, Karl Dixon, and Jaden Losavio; great grandchild, Ava Losavio; sister Renata (Werner) Heimgartner; first cousins, Manfred (Ursula) Schwan and Karl (Elke) Schwanher; nephews J.J. Handley and Claus Heimgartner ; and niece Theresa Losavio Markey.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Rapides Parish Public Library (Main) 411 Washington Street Alexandria, LA 71301. Please include the following donation form https://goo.gl/iejjEN or Twin City Clubhouse 3416 Mac Lee Dr. Alexandria, LA 71302.
To extend online condolences to the Losavio family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

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