David Kenneth Anton
David Kenneth Anton, 64 of Gillette, WY passed away at his home on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Gillette. David’s Liturgy of Word Service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson with Fr. Shane Campbell presiding. Inurnment will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, New Hradec.
David was born May 19, 1956 in Dickinson to Albert and Antonia (Krehlik) Anton, He was raised on the family farm northwest of Dickinson and attended School in South Heart. In 1987 he married Coletta (Pachl) Stanger and later divorced. In this relationship he had two sons, Derek David Anton and Darin David Anton.
He loved family and friends. While living in Dickinson he worked in the construction field, mostly driving truck. He gained interest in flying and received his private pilot license. One of the proudest moments in his life was to be able to fly airplanes; eventually he was able to purchase his own “puddle jumper” and even flew over the farm quite a few times. He enjoyed farm life and would often help his parents out with seeding and putting up hay. He did purchase a combine and went custom combining a couple of seasons. He moved to Gillette and worked in the construction and oil field. He started his own business Dave’s Trucking Company which he owned and operated for over 25 years. David would tinker on anything with an engine; he loved old muscle cars, his favorite being Mopar. He would always find of a way to make something work.
He enjoyed outdoor life fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. He loved putting his thoughts and work into helping his sons when they worked on their vehicles. He was never afraid to lend a helping hand. No matter what life threw his way, he always seemed to stay positive, and do what was right. Forever in our hearts. Fly High, Dad Fly High.
David is survived by his two sons, Derek and Darin; brothers, Alvin and Roger (LaVon); sisters, Renea (Donnie) Duttenhefer, Gloria (Rodney) Bohlman, Lorraine (Dennis) Faulhauber, Annette Kilwein, Sharon Anton, Kathleen (Jeff) Schwindt, Rosella Jensen, Susan Anton, Colleen Johnson, and Claudine (Bob) Rohde; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Arnie; and nephew, Timothy Faulhaber. His brother Alvin has since passed away on May 18, 2021.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.