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Susan Anklam

September 22, 1948 — February 1, 2021


Susan F. Anklam of Wausau was lovingly called home to God’s heavenly Kingdom and released of her earthly pain and struggles on February 1st, 2021.

Susan, age 72, was born September 22, 1948, in Wausau to the late Donald and Ruth (Breitenfeldt) Anklam. She grew up in Wausau and attended St. Mark’s Lutheran School and graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1966. After graduation from high school, Susan graduated from WauVo Tech with a degree in secretarial sciences. She started her legal secretarial career working for Norman Baguhn Law Office and later for Timken Law Office. While working as a secretary she also enjoyed tending bar at the Cloister and later The 19th Hole. She was so proud of her car - her fire-engine red ‘65 GTO.

Being a single mom brought challenges that she faced head-on while raising her son Timothy in a Christian themed home. Later in life, she found a loving friendship with Jim Ostrowski until his death in 2010. Susan absolutely adored her paternal grandparents and their history, thus collecting their old photos.

She is lovingly survived by her son Tim (Lissa), 4 wonderful grandchildren - Hannah, Garrett, Wyatt, and Gabriel; siblings Bruce (Linda), Nancy (Ron) Fenhaus, Clark (Kathy), Patti (Gary) Busche, Joyce (Peter) Reger, Kevin (Jenny), Vicki (Scott) Adams and Keith (Kris); sisters-in-law Dorie Anklam and Barb Reynolds, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents and special friend Jim Ostrowski, Susan was preceded in death by her two brothers Brian, and David; sister Janel; and nephew Bobbie Leigh.

Susan was blessed in life with a wonderful son, Tim, who unselfishly watched over his mother and her health issues. Her brothers and sisters wish to thank Tim for caring for and protecting our eldest sister. You’ve done a wonderful job!!

Susan and her mom were both struggling in their final days when our prayers were answered for their peace. Unbeknownst to each of them was that they would be lifted to heaven within three days of each other. God will be joining the two of them together in a shared committal service. Visitation will take place from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, February 9th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Dr. A private family service will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM. Pastor Bruce Lamont will officiate. A private burial for Susan will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Livestreaming of the service will be available at A recording of the service will be available within 24 hours from the time of the service.

Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran School, 501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI,

Rest in peace Susan - we will meet again in Heaven!

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

11:30am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

St. Mark Lutheran Church, Stevens Drive, Wausau

600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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