Thomas Joseph Ankenbauer

May 28, 1949 - May 31, 2021

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Thomas Joseph Ankenbauer, 72, of Covington, KY passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021. He was a retired chemist with the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash and a member of St. Benedict Church. Tom was very active with the church festival and served on various parish and school committees. He was preceded in death by his parents: Allan and Dorothy Ankenbauer. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 48 years: Mary Cheryl Rechtin Ankenbauer; children: Jennifer (Tony) Wahl, Joe (Rachel) Ankenbauer, Katie (Micah) Schoettle and Sharon (Matt) Raaker; siblings: Jim (Linda) Ankenbauer, Joann (Bruce) Wess, Dave (Candee Puckett) Ankenbauer, Bill (Jan) Ankenbauer, Marilyn (Paul) Rogg, Mary Jo (Mike) Quevado and Paul (Cindy) Ankenbauer; grandchildren: Andrew and Carter Wahl, Hunter and Carter Haney, Charlie Ann Ankenbauer, Luke, Briar, Aubrey and Eli Schoettle, and Bodde and Leo Raaker and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th. Street, Covington, KY 41014. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, KY. Memorials are suggested to Chicks and Chucks, P.O. Box 76166, Highland Heights, KY 41076-0166 or and /or St. Benedict Holy Name Society Scholarship Fund, 338 East 17th Street, Covington, KY 41014. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Dick Maile - Jun 10, 2021
Joe and Family, I am so sorry to hear of our father's death. You are and will be in my prayers. May God grant you peace, health and love. Dick Maile
Ann and Ebert Haegele - Jun 8, 2021
Ebert and I were sorry to hear of Toms death. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers! May Tom Rest In Peace . He was certainly greeted with open arms at Heavens Gate.. good job faithful servant of God and of His Holy Church!
Sister Janet Bucher CDP - Jun 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of Tom's recent death. Tom and the family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers that our loving God will bring you peace and comfort in your sorrow. Special wishes to all of the Ankenbauer Family I connected with at Bishop Howard many years ago!!! Blessings, Sister Janet
Lee Hughey - Jun 4, 2021
Dear Katie and Micah, I was saddened to learn of your dad's passing. Please know that I'm thinking about you all. Love, Lee
Jan Luken Jenkins - Jun 4, 2021
Mary, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jan Luken Jenkins
Larry Holaday - Jun 2, 2021
Take comfort the suffering is over....remember all the good times that you shared.
The Laible's - Jun 2, 2021
Tom was an amazing man and will be truly missed. Prayers and love for emotional healing to your entire family during this time.

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