David Anthony

David Allan Anthony, son of Robert and Martha Anthony, was born on December 30, 1965, in Ottumwa, Iowa. David grew up in Fayette, Iowa, where he was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church and attended Fayette Community Schools. David attended his last year of high school in Iowa City, Iowa, and later attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.

David worked for the Chicago Central Railroad for two years. He was employed in the roofing trade for many years, performing demanding work that required strength, stamina, and endurance. He was proud of the work he did putting roofs on commercial buildings, including structures at The University of Iowa and a John Deere plant, among many others. In recent years he worked at the Fayette County Recycling Center in Fayette, retiring in 2014.

David loved to play the drums and possessed a genuine talent. While living in Iowa City his last year of high school, he played with a local band. He continued to meet up with musician friends on occasion in recent years, to jam and play music together.

David enjoyed swimming and reading and was a WW II history buff; he had a deep appreciation for and interest in Native American cultures and peoples. He enjoyed watching The History Channel, and he rooted for the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes. David loved animals and his two feline "kids" were constant companions.

David was happiest when manning the grill preparing supper. He had an unfailing sense of humor. David was an intelligent man who possessed a gentle nature and a big heart. He was often kinder to friends and strangers, than to himself.

David passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at his home in West Union. He was fifty years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Marty Anthony, and his niece, Jackie Streeter. He is survived by his sisters, Carol (David) Streeter of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, nephew Jason (Caroline) Streeter, New Jersey, and Lisa Anthony and nephews Kamil and Samuel Anthony, all of Iowa City.

David's family wants his friends and caregivers to know how deeply grateful we are for your role in our brother's life. He appreciated your compassion and respect, and we thank you for the love you demonstrated as you stood by him. Special thanks to Nina Brickman, Diana Hall, Mark Wulfekuhle, Glenn Smith, and Dr. Geralyn Zuercher. 

Memorial services for David will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Rev. Hyeunmee Kang officiating. The family will greet friends for one hour preceding services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests friends may make a donation to your local animal shelter or food shelf or pantry, in David's name. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting David’s family. 


Matthew Winders on May 16, 2016 at 8:44 PM said:

My deepest sympathies to the family. I met Dave while working at Rafoth roofing company and worked with him for many years. We had a lot of fun times together, you will be missed. I'll never forget ya buddy.
Tom & Georgia (Richards) Tucker on February 13, 2016 at 8:30 AM said:

Our deepest condolences to the Anthony family. May the memories held deep within your heart, comfort you at this time!! We share a lot of family memories growing up down the street from each other! I still remember going with Mom to have coffee with Marty. Thinking of you all!
Jeff Olson on February 10, 2016 at 9:06 AM said:

Already miss you my friend.
Thanks for all the memories. Too many to tell.
I'll always have a smile when I think of you.
Rest in Peace Brother.
My sympathy to the Anthony family.
Jeff Scott Olson
Bill Jentz on February 6, 2016 at 5:54 AM said:

I too had the pleasure of knowing and working with "Mouse" at Rafoth. He was a hard working individual with an unparalleled sense of humor. Was always a good time when hanging out with him. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace David..
Joe Bush on February 6, 2016 at 5:34 AM said:

My condolences to the entire family. I worked with Dave [A.K.A. Mouse] for many years at Rafoth. We spent many of hard long days side by side on a roof. Dave always had a way of making me laugh. Dave my friend, you will be missed. R.I.P. Old friend.
Paula Schott on February 4, 2016 at 5:49 PM said:

Sorry sorry for you loss you are in my thoughtx and prayers
Marlys Schmalle on February 4, 2016 at 6:19 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your sadness. I wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith Hennig on February 4, 2016 at 5:45 AM said:

I haven't see Dave since the late 80's but we spent our childhoods together. There was alyou weways a way to find trouble when we were little. All harmless and in my cherished memories column. Getting in trouble for not coming home on time for dinner because we were playing in Bruno's dig house, or digging to China in a hole in the back yard. We also honed our marksmanship by shooting out all the lights in the basement with a BB gun.
Dave, we haven't seen each other for a long time but thanks for the memories and I wish you on your journey.
May God bless you and your family. May God make His face to shine upon you and gracious unto you. May God lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Paula Beversdorf on February 1, 2016 at 4:03 PM said:

R.I.P. David. You will be missed greatly, but I know you are in a better place and can now rest. I will always remember the good times and our cats. Camping and cooking out were always memorable times. There was never a dull moment...till we meet again.
Sharon on February 1, 2016 at 6:09 AM said:

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Here is a list of Scriptures that is sure to bring you comfort in this difficult time: Psalms 55:22; Proverbs 3:5, 6; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7; James 4:8; and Revelation 21:4. Be strong. Cherish the memories. May God be with your family always. And please remember to call upon His name found at Psalms 83:18.

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