July 3, 2018


Cleo Marie (Lehrkamp) Ankenbauer, 84, of Carroll and formerly of Epworth, Fairfield and West Bend, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Regency Care Center in Norwalk.

Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Pastor Joyce Webb of First United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids officiating. Casket bearers will be Lonnie Lehrkamp, Bob Lehrkamp, Randy Brockman, Rick Brockman, Brian Brockman and Bob Ankenbauer. Honorary casket bearers will be Ryan McDonald, Dan Ankenbauer, Brad Ankenbauer, Andra Borgerding and Judy Ankenbauer. Burial will be at the Dedham Cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where visitation will be held until the time of the service.

Online condolences may be left for Cleo’s family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Nov. 29, 1933, in Carroll, Iowa, Cleo was a daughter of Frank and Annie Mary (Steinenger) Lehrkamp. She grew up in Carroll and was married to Doug Ankenbauer in Kirksville, Missouri. Cleo loved her family dearly. She was a very good cook and enjoyed family gatherings, which included poker games, reading her books, and going to the casino.

Cleo is survived by her three children: Deb McDonald (Jerry) of Des Moines, Ken Ankenbauer (Joan) of Epworth, Iowa, and Tina Crise (Dave) of Des Moines; six grandchildren: Ryan McDonald, Dan Ankenbauer, Brad Ankenbauer, Andra Borgerding, Amanda Crise and Emily Crise; seven great-grandchildren: Thomas, Andrew, Kinzly, Benjamin, Letti, Bailey and Jackson; two sisters: Naomi Reeves of Davenport and Mary Louise Brockman of Carroll.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas; four brothers: Kenneth, Bob, Larry and Paul; a sister Shirley Squires; and great-grandson Zachary James McDonald.