Eugene Antons – Coggon

Eugene Anton_edited-1Eugene H. Anton, 80, of Coggon,  passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on January 6, 1935,  on the farm near Strawberry Point, the son of Henry William and Zinita Irene(Ash)  Anton.   Eugene was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from Strawberry Point High School.

Eugene served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.  On April 28, 1962, Eugene was united in marriage to Judy Kruger at the Little Brown Church.  After their marriage they lived near Edgewood until 1966, when they moved to Coggon.  He began working at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids until his retirement.

During his retirement he began his hobby of Woodworking.  His projects are in many states and a couple of foreign countries.  Gene also enjoyed hunting, loved the outdoors and riding his motorcycle, and reading western novels plus watching them on t.v.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Anton of Coggon; one son, Shawn (Jennie) Anton of Fulton, Illinois; his beloved two grandchildren, Natalie and Noah Anton; and a sister, Virginia (Jerry) Bellrichard of Grapevine, Texas.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Zinita Anton.

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Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015,  at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester, Iowa.  Officiating:  Rev. Mary Green

Visitation:  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015,  at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester.

Inurnment at a later date.