Forrest Bruce Ankenbauer

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Forrest Bruce Ankenbauer

  • Birth 6 Jun 1924 Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 12 Mar 1994 Bottineau, Bottineau County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 65071294

Forrest Bruce Ankenbauer Born into Earthly Life June 6,1924, Kenmare, North Dakota Born Into Life Eternal March 12, 1994, Mesa, Arizona

The service of worship to the honor and glory of God and in memory of Forrest Thursday, March 17, 1994, at 2 P.M., from the sanctuary Of Christ Lutheran Church, Minot, North Dakota.

Offici ates Rev. Darrel Saathoff, Pastor or the church; Rev. Richard Smith, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Westhope, North Dakota.
Music
" Amazing Grace"
" Just a Closer Walk with Thee"
" Lord's Prayer"
" How Great Thou Art"
Roberta Johnson, soloist; Allan Drege, organist

Honorary Bearers:
All relatives, friends and neighbors of Forrest will serve as Honorary Bearers For this service.


Forrest was born at Kenmare, ND, a son of Edith (Dollahan) and Earl Ankenbauer, and was reared and educated there. In 1940, (at age 16) he went to work for the Kenmare Creamery. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army, receiving his basic training at Camp Roberts, CA. After leaving there he was engaged in battles on the islands of New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon. He was in Korea for occupational duties at the end of the war. He was wounded twice, receiving the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, three battle stars, good conduct medal, 63rd Infantry 6th Division. He received his Honorable discharge January 26, 1946. After returning home from the service he was employed by Midwest Lumber at Kenmare.

On June 6, 1949, he married the former Miss Vivian Schammel in Kenmare. In 1950 they moved to Bowbells, ND, where he managed the Great Plains Lumber Yard until 1952. He was transferred to Leeds, ND, where he managed the Great Plains Yard for nine years. In 1961, they moved to Jamestown, ND where he was the manager of the lumberyard until 1962. In 1962, they purchased the Minnewaukan Lumber Co., Minnewaukan, ND. They operated that business until 1979, when they retired and resided at Lake Metigoshe in the summer months and Mesa, AZ, in the winter months.

He was a member of the Elks and the Eagles Aerie in Mesa, the American Legion and St. Peter Lutheran Church, both in Minnewaukan and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Harlow, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Edith and Earl Ankenbauer Sister, Doreen Bushy; and a grandson, Brett Roebuck.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot North Dakota.



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  • Created by: JaniceH
  • Added: 2 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65071294
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Forrest Bruce Ankenbauer (6 Jun 1924–12 Mar 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65071294, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by JaniceH (contributor 47377486) .