Barbara Lee Anklam, 75
Oct. 10, 1939 -- July 10, 2015

Barbara Lee Anklam (nee Brinkman), “Barbie,” age 75, of West Bend, was born to eternal life on Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aurora in Grafton. She was born on Oct. 10, 1939, in Milwaukee to George and Rachel (nee Emerson) Brinkman. Barbara lived in Greendale and then Milwaukee. She met Arnie Anklam and they married May 3, 1956, and moved to Port Washington in 1962 and then to West Bend in 1996. Barbara worked at Simplicity Manufacturing for 28 years and retired in 2000.

Barbara was the beloved wife of Arnold E. Anklam; loving mother of Danny (Sue) Anklam of Orange Vale, California, Jeanne Rae (Rick) Wallace of Sheboygan and Jesse (Jill) Anklam of Random Lake; proud grandmother of eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Halei, Drew, Ben, Sean, Caitlin, Mason and Reed; and great-grandmother of Sabastian. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law, Jerry Noeske of Bradenton, Florida, and Don Beebe; nine nieces and four nephews; and sisters-in-law Karen (Dennis) Leyer, Nancy Ulrichsen, Kay Anklam and Spring (John) Anklam. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Dick Ulrichsen and Larry Anklam; and sisters, Mary Noeske and Betty Beebe.

A funeral service will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. with Ron Schneider presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the family.

A special thank you to Aurora Hartford ICU Hospital and Aurora Grafton Medical ICU.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at