Irene Anliker

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Anliker, 88, of Spencer, were held Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the service.

Burial took place at West Bend Cemetery in West Bend.

Mrs. Anliker passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer.

Irene Luella Anliker, the daughter of John and Kathryn Bonnstetter Bleuer, was born Nov. 15, 1922, in West Bend, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in West Bend where she received her education, graduating from West Bend High School. Irene continued her education at Hamilton Business School.

Irene married Delbert Anliker on May 9, 1943, in Denver, Colo. Following their marriage they lived in Davenport, Ia. where Delbert was attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. They moved to Spencer where he practiced at Anliker Chiropractic Clinic and Irene helped in the office for 50 years. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer where she served on the Prayer Chain, Alter Society and Mission Groups. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert on June 20, 2008; brother, Paul; and an infant sister, Marjorie.

Left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses: Marcia and Edward Rolenc of Iowa City, Ia., Stephen and Mary Anliker of Cambridge, Ia., Gregory and Laurie Anliker of Des Moines, Ia., Dr. Brian and Lori Anliker of Milford, Ia., and Kimberly Berg of Davenport, Ia.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Rolland Bleuer of West Bend, Ia.; sister Bernadine Schneider and her husband, Dan of Casper, Wyo.; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.