Walter Anacker

Walter Anacker

FAIRMONT — Services for Walter Anacker, 90, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery with military honors by the Martin Co. VFW Post 1222 and the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

Walter passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 6, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Walter Earl Anacker was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Mountain Lake, Minn., the son of Herbert and Martha (Walters) Anacker. Walter attended country school near Mt. Lake. He entered the U.S. Army in 1948 and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1951 and returned to Mt. Lake.

On Aug. 18, 1951, Walter was united in marriage to Darlain Becker at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Antrim Township, rural Truman. They farmed near Mt. Lake for a few years before moving to Fairmont in 1955. While in Fairmont, Walter worked for the Fairmont City Street Department. He retired in 1985 and Walter and Darlain moved to Grand Marais, Minn., in 1987 for 14 years, returning to Fairmont in 2000.

Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Martin County VFW Post 1222 and the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, woodworking and playing lots and lots of card games. Walter was a loving husband, wonderful grandfather and Opa, and a friend to all.

Those who will cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Darlain Anacker of Fairmont; sons, Rodney Anacker of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Douglas Anacker of Worthing, S.D.; daughters, Patricia Meyenburg and husband, Bob, of Belle Plaine, Minn., Tondi Sorenson and fiancé, Steve Welgraven, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Janell Veaderko and husband, Jim, of Mound, Minn.; grandchildren, Amy Durst (Darren), Erich Meyenburg (Sarah), Nigel Sorenson, Jeremy Anacker (Susan), Joshua Anacker (Julie); great-grandchildren, Derek, Abygail, Darlain, Danielle, Reagan, Jackson, Lauren, Broden, Blake and Kaylie; sister, Evelyn Lingbeek; brother, Kenneth Anacker (Janyce); sister-in-law, ErlaMae Schenk; brother-in-law, Dick Siefkes; special cousins, Arlan and Sharon Reiter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and parents-in-law, Walter was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Bradley Anacker; four sisters, Mabel Regehr, Gladys Stahl, LuVerne Siefkes and Betty Siefkes; brothers, Leonard Anacker and two infant brothers.

Blessed be the memory of Walter Anacker.