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George A. Anton
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George A. Anton, age 87 of Monroe, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on December 24, 1922, in the Town of Turtle Lake, the son of George and Mary (Ruff) Anton. George attended the Vance Creek School and Clayton High School. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. in 1940. George entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was discharged in 1946; as a water tender first class, serving on the U.S.S. Weber. He was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. George and Olga Fall were married on August 11, 1951, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Turtle Lake. He was a cheesemaker and then was a cheese grader for Armour & Company in Monroe for over 25 years. George was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, an active member of Cecil Jones V.F.W. Post# 2312 and a member of the Military Order of the Cooties Puptent #14.

Surviving is his wife, Olga Anton of Monroe; son, David Anton of Madison; daughter, Denise (John) Anton Wright of New Glarus; granddaughter, Natalie Wright of New Glarus; brother, John Anton of Deer Park; sisters, Betty Nickell of Burnsville, MN and Marion Stumo of Blaine, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane and Rosemary and a brother, Andrew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Victor Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. A Rosary service will be held on Thursday, at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Victor Parish and the Historic Cheesemaking Center in George's memory.