Larry J. “Moon” Anker

Larry Jack “Moon” Anker, 65, of Shawano, died on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Appleton. Larry was born on June 9, 1952, the son of the late Marvin B. and Viola O.A. (Braun) Anker. He enlisted into the United States Army on Oct. 23, 1970, and proudly served our country until his honorable discharge on Oct. 15, 1973. Moon enjoyed carpentry, was a full-time crossword enthusiast and a part-time lizard wrangler. He was an avid gardener, often sharing his bounty with his neighbors, friends and family. More than anything, Larry loved spending time with his son.

Moon is survived by his son, Justin Jack (Vana) Anker; his siblings, Roland Anker, Mary (Stan) Norris, Nathan Anker, Howard (Judy) Anker, Judi Bibelhausen and Sally Netzel; as well as numerous and loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings, Montana Anker, Alvin Anker and Joe Anker; his nephew, Damon Anker; and his brother-in-law, Bob Bibelhausen.

Per Larry’s wishes, no services will be held.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” – Carl Sandburg