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BILL CLINTON ANTHIS, 94, of Patoka, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Born Oct. 4, 1926, in Patoka, he was a son of the late George W. Anthis and Safrona (Morrison) Anthis. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Patricia (Weaver) Anthis on May 23, 1952 and they've been blessed with 68 years together. He worked in Fort Wayne as a school administrator for a number of years after receiving his Doctor's degree in education. Bill was a past master of the Columbia Lodge, a member of the Gibson County Chamber of Commerce, and served as the past Commander in Chief for the Scottish Rite Indiana. Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia Anthis of Patoka; son, Clinton Weaver (Sharon) of Patoka; and granddaughter, Bethney Anthis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred Anthis; and sister-in-law, Karen Anthis. A private family viewing will be held. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka, with Reverend Kenneth Armitage officiating. The Retired Military Veterans will conduct full military honors at the cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Patoka United Methodist Church, PO Box 206 Patoka, IN 47666 or the Columbia Lodge #450, PO Box 354, Patoka, IN 47666. Online condolences can be made at where a candle can be lit in loving memory of Bill. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Anthis family.

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 27, 2021.
Graveside service
10:30 AM
Oak Hill Cemetery
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January 31, 2021
I worked for mr a this when I was a student at north side, and babysat Clinton, , what lovely people
Cindy schanlaub krouse
January 30, 2021
Bill Anthis was so kind and generous. We bought our home on Evergreen Lane from him and Pat. Had it not been for them buying the house from the buyer of our house we were leaving, the sale would not have been successful. We had many wonderful, happy years raising our 4 children on Evergreen Lane. I will forever be grateful to Bill and Pat. He was the best! Heartfelt sympathy to Pat and family.
Lynn Hower
Lynn Hower
January 30, 2021
I will always treasure my memories of Dr. Anthis. He hired me as a first year teacher in 1984, which started my long career of teaching at Arlington. He and his wife hosted a bridal shower for Scott and I, which started our happy marriage. He was a genuine leader who also passed on some great advice about retirement for me. Rest In Peace!❤
Amy Brown
January 27, 2021
My sympathies to the family. He was a great principal at North Side . Rest In Peace.
Susan Motz
January 27, 2021
What a great man and educational leader for not only Fort Wayne, but all of Indiana. Bill was a strong voice for education at the General Assembly. You never questioned his motives, his knowledge, nor his answers. RIP Dr. Anthis and Godbless your soul.
Thomas Wyss
January 27, 2021
We will all certainly miss our dear Illustrious Brother Bill, he was admired by many Masons throughout our Fraternities. So very sorry Pat and family for your loss.
Ronnie Markham
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