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Lois Anker

July 1, 1930 — October 16, 2023


Lois E (Lanigan) Anker of Wausau passed away on Monday, October 16, 2023, in home hospice. She was born to Alfred and Elsie (Borth) Lanigan on July 1, 1930, at their Wausau home. Lois married Allen Anker in Wausau on August 14, 1948.

Lois was employed at General Telephone until her retirement. She loved spending winters in Florida with Allen, playing bridge, watching the Packers and Brewers and especially watching her grandkids playing sports.

Survivors include her children Barry (Carole) Anker, Lynn (Donie) Myszka, Vickie (Allen) Westphal, Doug (Lisa) Anker and her son-in-law Duane Myszka. She is also survived by grandchildren Brian Myszka, Chad Myszka, Jacquelyn (Joel) Hunter, Trevor (Danni) Anker, Tyson (Angela) Anker, Nathan (Maggie) Myszka, Faith (Rick) Stengl, Erin Myszka, Jordan (Bekki) Westphal, Chelsea (Antoine) Roberts, and Nick (Ashley) Anker. Also surviving are 23 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen, parents Alfred and Elsie, children Alanna Anker and Sue Myszka, Grandchildren Robby Myszka and Tracy Anker and great grandchild Thomas Myszka. Also, her brothers Ken, Jerry and Bob Lanigan and sister Dorothy (Dot) Boeker. 

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family requests any memorials be sent to either Trinity Lutheran Church on Stewart Ave or to the Humane Society of Marathon County.

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