ARMSTRONG, Anthony Ray 1982-2013
ARMSTRONG, VITENSE, ROVER
Posted By: COUNTY COORDINATOR
Date: 12/4/2013 at 16:06:00
Birth: November 10, 1982
Death: November 28, 2013
Service: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.,
Trinity United Methodist Church
Anthony R. Armstrong, 31, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at his home in Charles City.
Funeral services for Anthony Armstrong will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. Pastor Jim Beranek will officiate.
Friends may call at Trinity United Methodist Church one hour before the service on Tuesday.
Anthony Ray Armstrong was born November 10, 1982 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Larry and Valnora (Vitense) Armstrong. He attended school at Clarence-Lowden and Charles City Community School District. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard. Anthony graduated from U.S. Army Basic Training at Ft. Sill in August 2000. He was assigned to the 1133rd Transportation Company based in Mason City and completed two tours of duty in Iraq 2003-04 and 2008-09.
Anthony married Stacie Rover on October 15, 2005. To this union two children were born. They were later divorced.
Anthony was a military and civilian truck driver. He worked for several companies in the Charles City area until his health forced him into disability at the age of 28. Anthony enjoyed collecting toy John Deere implements. He spent much of his free time outdoors trying to get his truck stuck in the mud and hanging out with his family and friends.
Living family members include his children: Ethan and Jeyda of Charles City; his mother and step-father, Valnora and Kelvin Keifer of Charles City; three sisters: Melissa (Lucas) Ruyter of Eldridge, Jessica and Sydney Keifer of Charles City; grandparents: Ronald and Marlene Armstrong of Clarence and James and Fern Vitense of Tipton; a niece, Mya Ruyter; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and a very good friend, Gabe Bunston of Aplington.
He was preceded in death by his father and two grandmothers: Betty Trevathan and Betty Armstrong.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America either online at www.hdsa.org or mailed to 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.
Source: Hauser Funeral Home website
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