Dick Anthony

January 19, 1949 - February 11, 2019
Dick Anthony was drafted into the army on March 3, 1969, at Carroll, Iowa. He took his basic training at U.S. Army Training Center at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
He was assigned to Combat Engineer Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for eight weeks at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
From August 1969 to August 1970 he was with the Combat Engineer Company C, 14th Engineer Battalion Fire Base Nancy near Quang Tri City in North Central Vietnam.
He received the Army Commendation Medal while serving there. His last six months were spent at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, serving as mail clerk.
Dick was discharged as Specialist 4 in March 1971.


Dick Anthony
Funeral Service Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home - Carroll, Iowa Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:00 PM
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 P.M. on Saturday until the time of service.
Dick Gilmer Anthony, age 70, of West Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Kavanaug House Hospice in Des Moines.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Chaplain Angelo Luis of St. Anthony Regional Hospital officiating. Casket bearers will be Allen Stribe, Terry Anthony, Chad Anthony, Todd Anthony, Justin Anthony, Jarad Anthony, and Steve Brinker. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 12:00 P.M. on Saturday until the time of service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Dick's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born on January 19, 1949, in Manning, Iowa, he was the son of Gilmer and Ida (Gruhn) Anthony. Dick grew up on his family's farm near the 5 Mile House in Crawford County. His education included both Ar-We-Va and Carroll High School and graduated from Carroll High in 1967. He was drafted into the United States Army following high school and served for two years stationed in Vietnam. Following his military service, Dick returned to Denison and was married. To this union two children were born, Troy and Tina. He was later remarried to Donna Stuhr in 1996. The couple lived in Des Moines where Dick worked for the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 2008. In retirement, Dick thoroughly enjoyed life taking many trips to Okoboji and Colorado, fishing, attending his grandchildren's activities, walking with friends, hosting family gatherings, and his Maltese dogs.

Dick is survived by his children: Troy Anthony of Des Moines, Tina Anthony of West Des Moines, Heidi Sharp (Brant) of Des Moines; eight grandchildren: Breanna (Jared), J.T., Austin, Abbie, Adrian, Logan, Nate, and Sophia; three great-grandchildren: Blakely, Jaxon, and Maverick; two brothers: Danny Anthony of Newton, Iowa, and Randy Anthony (Jacki) of Denison; a sister-in-law Nancy Anthony of Stickney, South Dakota; a brother-in-law Lowell Stribe of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 2007; his parents Gilmer and Ida Anthony; a sister Lois Stribe; a brother Larry Anthony; and a sister-in-law Eloise Anthony.

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book


Gilmer & Ida (Gruhn) Anthony
Gilmer Herman, the son of Herman and Hulda (Molter) Anthony was born October 20, 1913, in Washington Township, Carroll County.
He attended a rural school near his home. Gilmer married Ida Gruhn on January 16, 1935. Ida Clara was born September 10, 1912, in Shelby County near Botna. She attended rural school, Jefferson No. 1. The Anthonys were farmers most of their lives. They retired in Denison, Iowa and then moved to Terrace Apartments in Manning in 1993.
They were parents of five children: Lois (Lowell) Stribe, born December 30, 1935; Larry (Nancy Branning) born March 6, 1940; Danny (Elosie Rogers) born July 24, 1942; Dick (Donna Bauer) born January 19, 1949 and Randy (Jacki Schneider) born February 9, 1953. They had twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Gilmer had one brother, Lewis. Ida had two brothers, Edward and Henry Gruhn, and seven sisters: Lena (Albert) Jansen, Ella (Grover) Steen, Alma (Louie Thomsen and Glenn Custer), Fredia (Henry) Langbehn, Anna (Alfred) Mahnke, Helen (Lenus) Andersen, and Emma Gruhn. Gilmer passed away on September 2, 1998 and Ida passed away on May 11, 2002. Both are buried in the Manning Cemetery. Both were members of the United Methodist Church.


Lois Anthony MHS 1954


Lois, Larry, Danny

Between 2014 and 2016 Lois let me go through her collection to scan things. After scanning those items, I always planned on getting back to her, to get IDs and corrections for the various pictures. Unfortunately I didn't get back to her so now I have quite a few pictures that I don't have identified. Some I'd be able to ID if I get the obituaries I don't have so I can figure out who is older/younger and try to compare ages in the pictures, but that isn't always the most accurate way. So if anyone can help with IDs please let me know.


Back: ??, ??, Stan Spies, Larry Jahn, Lowell Stribe, ??, ??
??, ??, Joleen Spies, Marlene Jahn, Lois Stribe, ??, ??


Back: Larry, Gilmer, and Dick
Front: Randy ?, Lois, Ida, Danny ?


Back: Danny, Lois, Larry
Front: Randy, Ida, Gilmer, Dick


Gilmer Anthony Washington No. 4 country school


Lewis & Gilmer Anthony

Herman would be Dick's grandfather.

Back: Herman or Henry Anthony, Emilia (Anthony) Stammer, John William Anthony, Pauline (Anthony) Hass, Herman or Henry Anthony
Front: Claus Anthony, Anna (Anthony) Ostermeyer, Anna (Jahn) Anthony


Claus & Anna (Jahn) Anthony 50th


Johann Friederich and Catharina (Groth) Jahn - Dick's great-grandparents


Claus Anthony - citizenship document


Claus Anthony - 1854 vaccinations in Germany

Dick's grandparents

Herman & Hulda (Molter) Anthony - from Judy (Gehlsen) Joens' collection


Herman Anthony - from the Ohrt collection


Hulda (Molter) Anthony - from the Ohrt collection


Hulda (Molter) Anthony - from the Ohrt collection


Original Herman Anthony farm house
1 & 1/4 miles east of Five Mile House

New Anthony farm house


Anthony hen house & barn


Anthony hog house


Herman Anthony 1933 King


Unknown Anthony


Fred and William Gruhn reunion
Gus Gruhn farm near Manilla mid to late 1930s

List of names
Left half:
1 Augusta Lamp (wife of Frank Lamp)
2 Aurelia Lamp
3 Evelyn Lamp
4 Margaret Lamp
5 Frank Lamp
6 George Struve
7 Fred Gruhn
8 William Gruhn
9 Edward Meggers
10 Wilma Gruhn Wolfe
11 Christine Ranniger
12 Louie Ranniger (husband of Christine)
13 William Ranniger (father of Louie)
14 Dorathea Struve (wife of George)
15 Helen Gruhn (married Lenus Anderson)
16 Amanda (Asmus) Gruhn
17 William Gruhn Jr.
18 Jeanette Gruhn Meyer
19 Fern Struve Jensen
20 Leona Gruhn Dammann (Ray Dammann's second wife)
21 William Meggers
22 Elvira Gruhn Meggers
23 Marlyn Gruhn Fielweber (wife of Charles Fielweber)
24 Carol Gruhn Joens
25 Rosemary Hinz Heuton
26 Grover Steen (husband of Ella Steen)
27 John Kienast (Bary Kienast grandfather)
28 Emma Braun Kienast
29 Lavern Gruhn ?
30 Ida Gruhn Anthony (mother of Lois Stribe)
31 Lois Stribe
32 Gilmer Anthony (father of Lois Stribe)
33 Doraine Thompsen Wigg
34 Edward Gruhn ?
35 Lavern Gruhn ?

Right half:
1 Delton Gruhn
2 Charlie Gruhn (legal name Harry Karl Gruhn)
3 Max Gruhn
4 Margaret Gruhn Ohde (married Ray Ohde)
5 Wayne Ranniger
6 Bill Meggers
7 Marian Ranniger (wife of Gilmore Joens)
8 “Pitts” Charles Gruhn
9 Arthur Gruhn
10 Lester Gruhn ?
11 Henry Gruhn
12 Duane Meggers
13 Betty Steen
14 Gene Gruhn
15 Velma Steen
16 Ella Steen
17 August Gruhn Jr. (father of Margaret Gruhn)
18 Minnie Ranniger Gruhn (wife of August)
19 Ethel Gruhn Seib
20 May Delle Ranniger Engelmann
21 Raymond Thompsen
22 Alma Thompsen ?
23 Ray Ohde
24 Alma Jansen Gruhn ? (wife of William Gruhn Jr.)
25 Luella Hinz Gruhn ? (wife of Max Gruhn)

Gruhn family

Third: 2
Second: 5
Front: ??, Fred, Amanda (Asmus), ??

Edward, Henry, Lena Jansen, Ella Steen, Alma Thomsen-Custer), Fredia Langbehn, Anna Mahnke, Helen Andersen, Emma Gruhn


Back: Ed, Henry, Alma, Ella
Front: Ann, Ida, Helen


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