John R. "Jack" Antil (1916 - 2013)

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John R. "Jack"Antil, 96

St. Cloud

August 16, 1916 - January 22, 2013

John Russell Antil, age 96 of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

John was born on August 16, 1916 in Melrose, Minnesota to Theresia (Behrenbrinker) and William S. Antil. He graduated from Technical High School in 1935 and attended business college following graduation. He married Jean Helen Gillespie on August 7, 1940 in Monticello and she passed away on January 25, 1990. John retired as a conductor on the railroad and was very proud of his many faithful years of service. Music and dancing was his passion. He enjoyed his last dance a few weeks ago with Marian Holewa, his partner and dear friend.

John is survived by his children, Jack (Janet) of Stacy, Judy Antil of St. Cloud, Jennifer (Harry) Koutsoumbos of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Brent (Barbara) Antil, Joel Antil and Jacqueline Day; and great granddaughter, McKenzie Day.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Frank and Jerome, and sisters, Charlotte Lorge, Rita Molitor and Nance Brambrink.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Private burial will be held at a later date in North Star Cemetery.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 25, 2013
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