ANTON G. "TONY" ENSMINGER
Anton G. "Tony" Ensminger, age 77, of rural Farmington, IA (Clark Co., MO) died Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Tony was born March 21, 1934 at Donnellson, IA, a son of Bill and Agnes Anton Ensminger.
On November 10, 1962, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Wood in the Kahoka Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of rural Farmington, IA; two sons, Scott (Jyl) Ensminger of Kahoka, MO and Doug (Kim) Ensminger of Argyle, IA; four grandchildren: Logan Ensminger serving in the U.S. Army in Texas, Brooke and Hunter Ensminger of Kahoka, MO and Weston Ensminger of Argyle, IA; three sisters, Dorothy (Mrs. Bill) Kanne of Donnellson, IA, Corinne Gunter of Milan, IL and Sherril Woods of Burlington, IA; two brothers-in-law,Gary (Shelly) Wood of Arbela, MO and Mick (Sheila) Wood of Kahoka, MO; also cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families whom he loved with all of his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Stuart and Alberta Wood; half brothers and sisters: Don, Wally, Alberta and Virginia Ensminger; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Gunter and Jack Woods.
Tony graduated from Farmington High School and later from Kirksville State College receiving a B.A. in Biology. Before entering college, he served in the U. S. Marines. At his retirement, he was head of the engineering department at the Iowa Ordnance Plant.
Tony loved spending time in the outdoors. Hunting and trapping were his passion and he also enjoyed fishing. He dearly loved his extended family and was the favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews. It made him very happy to spend time with them. More than anything, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, October 17, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating.
Family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Northeast Missouri Hospice.