Claire Anker
June 19, 1927 - July 5, 2010
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Faith Lutheran Church
601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
Thursday 7/8, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Faith Lutheran Church
601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
Thursday 7/8, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Claire Gordon Anker, 83, of Appleton, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on July 5, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 19, 1927 in Platteville, WI. At Age 17 Claire enlisted in the Wartime Merchant Marines, attended training with the Coast Guard and received his Able Body Seaman's Certificate. He was assigned…

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Brad, Shari, Taryn & Parker Brown left a message on July 14, 2010:
May God hold you all very close during the passing of your father and grandfather, knowing that he is in His loving arms. In our thoughts and prayers...with love, Brad, Shari, Taryn & Parker Brown
Corinna Cole and family left a message on July 12, 2010:
Our most sincere condolences. The Cole family, Richard, Corinna, Richie, Heather, Danny, Tyler, and Zachary
Debra and Walley Pingel left a message on July 12, 2010:
Dear Scottie and Family, We were sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is hard to believe it has been 37 years since we met. I have many fond memories of our CCH family and each of our own families blending with it. I still work at times with Gert's Tina and Ruby's Tom. God's Blessings to all of you. Debra and Walley Pingel and Family
Mike Carter left a message on July 9, 2010:
Our prayers and thoughts are with Scottie, Debbie, Eric and the kids. We will miss his visits to South Texas. Claire was a wonderful man, kind, thoughtful, and loving. He will be sorely missed.
Martha Boatman left a message on July 8, 2010:
Debbi and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will grant you his strength and everlasting love now and in the months to come as you deal with this. You are in my prayers. Martha
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Carol Quick left a message on July 8, 2010:
Dearest Debbi and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. I'm so glad that you got to be there with him as he went to meet the Lord. With love and blessings to you and yours.
Cathy Dooley left a message on July 8, 2010:
Debbi,Eric,Ben,Brianna,& Bethany, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad(grandfather). We always enjoyed visiting with him throughout the years when he was in town. I know you will all miss him. God's blessings to you and your family Cathy,Jim,Lauren,Patrick,& Kevin Dooley
Paul Heideman left a message on July 8, 2010:
Your presence on this earth will be missed. My prayers are with you in heaven and your family that have survived you here.
Betty Bomar left a message on July 8, 2010:
Dear Debbi and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. May you find strength in God's loving grace and in knowing that you will all be together again. With love, Betty Bomar
Debbie Roubidoux left a message on July 8, 2010:
Dear Debbi and Family,you and your family are all in our prayers and our thoughts. What a wonderful family you have been blessed with: All of you take care: Friends in Christ, Debbie and Terry Roubidoux
Beverly Moore left a message on July 8, 2010:
Debbi, I'm sending my love and prayers to you and your family. What a wonderful man you had for a Father. I enjoyed reading his bio and just by looking at his pictures, you can tell he was a good and faithful man.
RANDY & LINDA SCOTT left a message on July 7, 2010:
Aunt Scottie We are so sorry to hear about Claire. He will be sadly missed. We're very sorry that we can not attend the services, but our prayers will be with you and your family. Our hearts go out to you. We will all have beautiful memories of him to help ease our hearts. God be with you and your family. Love, Randy and Linda
Carol and Steve Mauch left a message on July 7, 2010:
Dear Debbi and family of Claire Anker, Please know that you are all in our prayers today. I often read Psalm 91 when I feel the need for God's strength and I hope it can give you strength also. "All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor..." May God's love bring peace to all of you during this time.
Steven & Mary Carter left a message on July 7, 2010:
We wish you our most sincere sympathies. Claire was certainly a fun loving,one-of-a-kind, full-of-life kind of guy. Just thinking of him, makes me smile! My life is richer because he was a part of it. We wish we could be there with you. Our prayers are with all of you. Love you all, Steven and Mary Carter
Becky Peterson left a message on July 7, 2010:
Dear Debbie...as you well know I can sympathize with you in the loss of your father. I wish you peace and blessings at this difficult time and would like to send you the same support that you have showed me over these last few months. God Bless you and your family.
Terry & Rosanne Miles left a message on July 7, 2010:
We would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family. We really enjoyed getting to know Debbi's dad when he would come down to Portland to visit the family. We will be praying for all of you.
Paula and Randy Eulenfeld left a message on July 7, 2010:
Debbi and Family, Please know that all of you are in our prayers. The loss of a parent is very difficult. We pray that you may find peace in knowing that he is at peace with our heavenly father. God bless.
Richard Beggs left a message on July 7, 2010:
Dear Scottie: On behalf of my Mother, Aileen Beggs, who loved you dearly, and myself who admired you greatly, I extend our deepest sympathies. When you married Claire in 1950 that was about when my Mom got a job at the hospital. In 52-53 I worked with you as an Orderly. He was a handsome seviceman, was he not,and did more than his share. Sorry we cannot be there with you, but we will pray for you and your family. Warmest regards, Rich and Anne Beggs
Pat Hamblin left a message on July 7, 2010:
Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your father. His life has been a contenious inspiration to all of you and I know the memories he has left will be a constant glow in your lives. God will give all of you the strength to meet this challenge of going on without him. You will see him again one day. God Bless,
Charles & Audrey Moede left a message on July 7, 2010:
There are never words to convey to you our sympthy...what a wonderful husband,father & grandfather we know he was. Also a good friend, and we will remember all the good times we had together.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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