Idella M. Anacker

PORTAGE – Idella M. Anacker, age 93, of Portage, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital.

Idella was born on June 21, 1930, in Portage, the daughter of George William and Florence Idella (Bublitz) Zimmerman, Sr. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, where she sang in the choir. Idella was a founding member of the Writers at the Portage and the Pauquette Word Crafters.  She loved to write witty poems and short stories.  Idella taught at several church pre-schools in the area.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Ryley (Natalee)Anacker-Swantz, Sierra Anacker-Swantz, Kian Sattar and Quill Sattar;  other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald, her son, Garth Anacker and her daughter, Shelley Sattar.  

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with the Rev. Rod Armon officiating.  Burial will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.