Anton_LarryLarry I. Anton, 74, of La Porte City, died peacefully on his farm, Tuesday, December 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 August 27, 1961, in Janesville.

He served from 1962-1964 in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, OK and later at Fort Riley, KS. 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, La Porte City American Legion Post #207.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of La Porte City; two sons, Bryan (Lori) of Dixon, IL, Paul (Shelly) of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Nancy (Brice) AntonJensen of Hiawatha; seven grandchildren, Lydia, Monica, Mary, Michelle, Grant, Drew, Quinn and one brother, Dave (Theresa) of La Porte City.

Preceding him  in death were his parents and one grandson, John Paul

Services were held December 7, 2013, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church with military rites conducted by the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207 and the V.F.W. Post #3983, with interment in the West View Cemetery.

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

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