Sue Spack Anker

Profile Updated: January 9, 2017
Residing In: Newport News, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Joe, went to Eternal rest Christmas Eve, 2016
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Occupation: Happy to say I retired in 2004.
Children: Joe and I have 6 Children. We have 21 Grand Children, the youngest is 9, and our 13th Great Grand boy More…Damin will join us March 2016. Our family just keeps growing and remains the core of my blessed existence.
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I am sad this New Year as my life partner Joe went to be with God on Christmas Eve. We took a trip to Hawaii late September and he walked our daughter down the aisle October first. On November 11th he was diagnosed with lung cancer which had moved quickly to the brain and I took him home to care for him. 2017 will be a year to pick up the pieces and carry on.

Mom is now 91. I am so blessed to still have her in my life. I was sorry to have missed our little reunion in October 2016 but was otherwise needed here at home. I continue to write surpassing my life long dream to be a published author. My books, which have turned into a series "You're Welcome," "Thank You," and "Excuse Me." The fourth, "I'm Sorry," is due out mid year 2017. All are for sale at Amazon.com, Kindle, and for order at Barnes and Noble.

I don't know about you but I was lucky enough to have military insurance since my retirement and am grateful to have medicare now along with my Tricare for Life. I pray all of you have medical insurance.

2016 took us to Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Hawaii, Georgia and Wisconsin. We lived well and could not have known then that these would be our last trips together.

2015 took us to Honduras and Belize for some mission work and R&R and we are planning a big trip to Hawaii for Joe's 80th birthday next September.

2014 blessed us with a 2 month trip to Ireland to attend our niece's wedding and spread our Grandson's ashes in the Irish Sea. He will be missed deeply.

We finished our 12,000 mile driving trip for 2013, as well as a big family vacation. We went to Little Switzerland in the Blue Ridge Mountains in October and on another Cruise to St. Marten and St. Thomas in November. I love retirement.

After the reunion in 2010 my father went home to God on October 1st. I'm glad that I was able to be there and might not have been if not for the reunion.

We spent 2 months in Ireland summer 2011. I have traveled to Ireland many times because my husbands whole family lives in Belfast and County Down. Have also been to Devon, England; Bahamas, Toronto, Niagra Falls, Wisconsin, Michigan, San Diego, San Fransico, New York, Arizona, Las Vegas, Texas, Minnesota, Washington D.C.; Maryland's Inner Harbor Area, Getty's Museum in LA; Disney World, North and South Carolina, Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania, Nags Head, NC; Savanah, GA; Massachusetts, Conneticut, Cape Cod, Disney World, Branson, MS; Took a cruise to Venezula, Aruba, Mexico and Cartanega, and almost everywhere in Virginia.

In 2010 we went to Nashville; Biloxi, MS; San Antonio; Tombstone,Tempe, and Buckeye, AZ; Las Vegas; Yellowstone; Mt. Rushmore; Souix City, IA; St. Paul, MN; WI Dells,WI and CUDAHY; Indianapolis and Charleston, WV.

Would still like to go to Austrailia, Paris, and will be going to Vancouver this June.

I enjoy any College Football, Poker Tournaments, Gymnastics, Swimming, Ice Skating, Golf and still catch a Packers game or two. Virginia doesn't really have it's own team so we tend to route for teams from states we have migrated from.

On a Motivational side, I have had quite the healing journey and know how God works in my life.

In 1991 I had a horrific car accident and although I survived, I knew I would not be swimming long distance ever again or playing golf. The damage to my back and upper body left me in great pain and eventually I lost most of the use of my right side and was told I'd be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I also loved to dance, play the piano, and I had already taken my quality assurance testing to become a sign language interpreter (that dream was gone when my Dr. said I could no longer use my upperbody like that.) I was no longer able to do anything and used all my energy just to go to work. I went to every pain management class available and when nothing else worked started getting epidural shots in my spine to relieve the pain. By 2001 I had gained 162 pounds, topping the scales at 296. In December 2001, I was approached to receive surgery that was experimental. My Dr. said I had nothing to loose and that it would not worsen my condition and just may help...so in January 2002 I had the surgery, and today I consider myself to be a miracle. I have full use of my right side with only a small amount of numbness on the bottom of my right foot and all the pain is gone. Life is good. I don't expect to get back to 134. I may never swim another 5 mile marathon again, but I still play a little golf and can swim 75 laps. Not bad for being 65.

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All the good ones could possibly still get us into trouble even after all these years...You know who you are and what we did!! LOL

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Was driving most of the day today on my way back to Virginia. Hope you had an extra special birthday. Say hi to Rodger. Got to spend some time with Marlene on this trip her mom turns 96 this week talk to you soon bye

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In the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal, April, 2018.
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Suz, I just heard about Roger's sister. You all are in my prayers. Love Sas

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Happy Birthday Girl!

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Regina Valuch Obituary Send Flowers to Regina's Family Plant Memorial Tree for Regina August 24, 1951 – March 23, 2017 Valuch, Regina Born to Eternal Life on March 23, 2017 at the age of 65 years. Preceded in death by her parents Paul and Frances (nee Konkel) Valuch. Survived by her sister Frances Luehrs, her nephew Brian Paul (Kirsten) Luehrs and their children; Anna, Clara and Georgia Luehrs, her nephew Douglas Richard (Mary) Luehrs and their children; Luke, Drew, Jack and Sarah. Further loved by many friends and associates. Regina was a decendent of the Kaszube settlers from Jones Island. She was a member of the Polish Geneology Society of America and the Milwaukee County Geneology Society. She was employed at the Columbia St Mary Hospital Medical Library. Visitation Monday, March 27 at Nativity of the Lord, 3672 E. Plankinton Ave, Cudahy from 10 AM until time of Mass at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to charity of your choice. Continue to Regina's Online Memorial Tribute Molthen-Bell & Son Funeral Home Website Obituary Listings for Molthen-Bell & Son Funeral Home Regina's tribute is brought to you by: Molthen-Bell & Son Funeral Home 700 Milwaukee Ave South Milwaukee, WI United States 53172 Phone: (414) 762-0154

Mar 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Thank you for posting Reggie's obituary....much appreciated.

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Hey Sam, as the days to Christmas get closer it dawned on me that I have had no time this year to write cards. So I am sending you good wishes for a bright and merry holiday!!! Love you, Sas

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Hey, Sam, How are you doing with the healing and scheduling of the next surgery. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love you. Sas

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Many happy returns to my Mother who turned 90 on October 27th. I feel so blessed to still have her in my life. In case any of you forgot I lived next to the bank at the Packard Plaza and my mom's gardens have always been amazing. In September the City of Cudahy honored her privately, as not to draw attention to the fact that she still lives there, for all her many years of beautifying her yard. Here are some pictures from that and her Birthday celebration. And yes, that is Mom showing off her Tat. Although temporary she said she always wanted one.

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Have a great Birthday Tomorrow Toni!!

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Didn't know if you knew that Suz lost her older brother Larry in January.

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Hey Sam, Everything got real for me after we got back from Ireland. It was a bittersweet trip. We left here just a few days after burying our grandson Robert. Was down emotionally but still did a lot. We are coming home in April 11-18 to see Mom and I just booked a flight for myself for the September reunion. Should be fun and can catch up. You and I can go together and Suz is planning on going too. It will be fun. Mark September 12th on your calendar now

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