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ANTON, Larry I. 1939-2013

ANTON, PALMER, SICKLES, JENSEN

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/18/2014 at 00:59:49

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Thursday, December 5, 2013]

LA PORTE CITY - Larry I. Anton, 74, of La Porte City, died peacefully on his farm Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

He was born May 29, 1939, in Waterloo, the son of Irving and Thelma Palmer Anton. He was a 1957 graduate of La Porte City High School and received his BS in farm operations at Iowa State University, graduating in 1961. He married Judy Sickles on Aug. 27, 1961, in Janesville.

He served from 1962-1964 in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla., later at Fort Riley, Kan. He and Judy along with Dave and Theresa operate Anton Farms Inc., a family farm since 1964.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, FarmHouse Fraternity, 4-H, Farm Bureau, Extension, Iowa Cattlemen Association, IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchangee), La Porte City Lions Club and La Porte City American Legion Post No. 207.

Survivors include his wife, Judy of La Porte City; two sons, Bryan (Lori) of Dixon, Ill., and Paul (Shelly) of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Nancy (Brice) Anton Jensen of Hiawatha; seven grandchildren, Lydia, Monica, Mary, Michelle, Grant, Drew and Quinn; and one brother, Dave (Theresa) of La Porte City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, John Paul

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with military rites conducted by the La Porte City American Legion USS San Diego Post No. 207 and the VFW Post 3983. Interment will be in West View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, and also one hour before the service.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Iowa 4-H Foundation or FSMA (Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (319) 342-3131.


 

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