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Helen Anklam

May 30, 1927 — November 10, 2022



Helen Anklam, 95, was called to her heavenly home November 10, 2022, after a three-month illness.

Born May 30, 1927, to Alfred and Hulda Meyer, she was the fourth of sixteen children and the oldest living sibling.  The family relocated to Schofield, Wisconsin from Minnesota when she was very young.  She was afflicted with polio at age seven.  This impacted her mobility markedly as she aged.

She married Robert Anklam Sr on June 15, 1946.  He preceded her in death after 64 years of marriage.  Together they raised four children Sandra, Robert Jr (Chrys), Dan (Maree) and Deb Carlson (Bob) of Kiel Wisconsin.  The children blessed her with five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Despite her physical disabilities she and Bob were very active in their church, Wesley United Methodist, and the Wausaukin Indians volunteering many hours for charitable activities.

Helen’s greatest love was her family followed by her love of music.  She sang in the church choir for many years. More recently she spent many hours enjoying WDEZ County and the Sunday Polka program.

She was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church or Zor Shrine Transportation Fund.

Services will be held Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1101 Elm Street, Wausau.  Visitation will precede the service from 9:30 – 11:00.  Pastor Mike Weaver will officiate.

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences can be given at

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Monday, November 14, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Wesley United Methodist Church

1101 Elm St, Wausau, WI 54401

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