|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1912|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2006|
MICHAEL R. ANTON, SR. Dune Acres Michael R. Anton, Sr., age 94 of Dune Acres, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at home surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born in East Chicago, Indiana on August 1, 1912 to Hungarian immigrants Katalin and Michael Anton. He is survived by his wife, Helen and three of his four children, Joanne Smith and her husband, Bruce, Virginia York and Michael R. Anton, Jr. and his wife, Nancy. He is preceded in death by his youngest son, Robert J. Anton and his wife, Diana; his grandchild, Joseph York and his two brothers, Andrew and Carl.
Michael and Helen were married on January 30, 1937 in Valparaiso, Indiana. This year they celebrated 69 wonderful years of marriage.
He grew up in East Chicago and was a self-made business man before he moved to Dune Acres in 1950. He built his own home and retired from Inland Steel after 28 years of service. He attended Indiana University Northwest and was Vice President of Anton Insurance. Michael was a devoted husband and father who had a deep love of the Indiana Dunes. He was a good man who was considerate, respectful and principled. Many winters Michael and Helen vacationed in Pompano Beach, Florida with his good friend and brother-in-law, Robert Gorman.
He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joanne's children are, William S. Murray Jr. and his wife, Gene and their two children, Brandon and Elizabeth; Karen Karmolinski and her husband, Roger, and their two children, Richard and Lauren, Kathy Durand and her husband, Tom and their three children, Madeleine, Christian and Claire; John Lowery and his wife, Judy and their two children, Johnathon and Thomas and Judy Kittridge and her husband, Robert and their two children, Tyler and Andrew. Virginia's children are, Shiela Sahs and her husband David and their two children, Amanda and Adam and Janet Narbutis and her husband, Andrew and their three children, Matthew, Laura and Carrie. Michael Jr.'s children are: Michael R. Anton III and his companion, Julie and his children Elizabeth, Anna and Holly; Julie Braveman and her husband, Chris and their child, Hayden. Douglas Anton and his wife, Tiffany and their child, Chae. Jim Anton and Megan Levendowski and her husband, Richard and their child, Vivian. Robert's child, Robert Anton. It is with gratitute that his family and friends celebrate his long life.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, Indiana., Father James Meade and Father Terry Bennis officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Indiana. There will a wake service on Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. Memorials for Michael may may be made to either the VNA Hospice of Porter County or the building fund at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Published in Post-Tribune on November 14, 2006
Helen J Gorman Anton (1917 - 2009)
Robert J Anton (1949 - 1999)*
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Jun 13, 2012
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