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Sidney L. Anliker 1930-2010

Nov 23, 2010

Sidney Louis Anliker was born July 4, 1930, the son of Reuben and Louisa (Banwart) Anliker in Algona. He was raised in the West Bend area, and he attended West Bend Schools until they moved to a farm near Rodman. Sidney was a 1948 graduate of Rodman High School. Following high school, Sidney began working at the West Bend Elevator and helping his dad farm.

In 1953, Sidney was united in marriage to Bonnie Weber, and they farmed in the Rodman area until retiring and moving to Emmetsburg.

During retirement, Sidney worked at Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. He served on the Rodman School Board and Palo Alto County Board of Supervisers. Sidney was a member of the Cylinder Lions Club for many years, and he was a charter member of the Lost Island Prairie Wetlands Nature Center. He enjoyed camping with family and friends, working with stained glass, involvement with Western Iowa Tourism, going on antique tractor rides, and more recently, spending time at Okoboji.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, Sidney passed away at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bonnie of Emmetsburg; two sons: Mark Anliker and his wife, Barb of Emmetsburg and Keith Anliker and his wife, Sally of Zionsville, IN; a sister, Melva “Sis” Bargman of West Bend; a brother, Leonard Anliker and his wife, Helen of West Bend; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Sidney was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Reuben Anliker, Jr. and Melvin “Red” Anliker; and a brother-in-law, Jim Bargman.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Rodman.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Palo Alto County Nature Center, Palo Alto County Hospice, Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary or the Emmetsburg and West Bend Historical Societies.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com