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Anton Edward Kotas
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1897
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1985
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Anton met his future wife, Gertrude when she was teaching school in Milligan. In May of 1923, he packed his suitcase and model T and drove to Venango, Nebraska, where Gertrude Deaver was teaching school. He and Gertrude motored to Sidney, got a ring and a marriage license, and were married in the newly built Catholic Church in Lodgepole. Gertrude's brother, Joe Deaver and a school teacher friend, Leatha Gibson, were the witnesses. After their marriage, they headed east to their farm home south and east of Milligan. They lived on their farm for 62 years, moving into a house in Geneva next door to daughter Phyllis in July 1985. Anton was known for his chocolate chip cookies.


Anton Edward Kotas was born to Anton Kotas and Antonie (Volmut) Kotas on March 29, 1897, at Milligan, and passed away October 26, 1985, at St. Elizabeth's Community Health Center in Lincoln, at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 28 days. He was one of eight children.

He was born on the family farm near Milligan, and attended grade school at District 44. He attended high school at Milligan, and graduated in 1915.

Anton stayed at home, farming until the spring of 1922, when he moved to his own farm west of Tobias.

On May 22, 1923, he was united in marriage to Gertrude M. Deaver, at the Catholic Church in Lodgepole. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year.

They continued to live on the farm west of Tobias until July of 1985, when they moved to Geneva. To this union were born four children, one son and three daughters.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Tobias, Z.C.B.J. Lodge at Millligan and a former member of School board District 41.

Anton was preceded in death by his father, Anton Kotas; mother, Antonie Kotas; and brothers, John H., William H., Henry, Edward, and Joe Kotas.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude M. Kotas; son Donald R. Kotas; daughters Phyllis (Mrs. George Engle), Mrs. Delmary Wiltshire, and Faye (Mrs. Francis Greenlee; sisters, Anna (Mrs. Louis Suda) and Matilda (Mrs. Frank Bernasek); and by 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Nebraska Signal Oct. 31, 1985

Family links: 
  Anton Kotas (1867 - 1959)
  Antonie Volmut Kotas (1870 - 1922)
  Gertrude Deaver Kotas (1900 - 1993)
  Donald Robert Kotas (1924 - 2006)*
  Joseph Kotas (1894 - 1905)*
  John H. Kotas (1894 - 1983)*
  Anton Edward Kotas (1897 - 1985)
  William H Kotas (1898 - 1980)*
  Anna Kotas Suda (1899 - 1988)*
  Henry Kotas (1900 - 1900)*
  Matilda Kotas Bernasek (1902 - 2000)*
  Edward Kotas (1905 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Cesky Bratri Cemetery
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: #E173
Created by: Suzanne Carlson
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54334599
Anton Edward Kotas
Added by: Suzanne Carlson
Anton Edward Kotas
Added by: Beth Wilkins
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Sure do miss your cookies, grandpa.
- Michael Showalter
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
I miss you great grandpa!
- Suzanne Carlson
 Added: Nov. 26, 2010

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