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Dean Anthofer

February 16, 1960 — September 8, 2023

Coon Rapids

Dean Gerard Anthofer, son of Edward and Bernadine “Bonnie” (Brincks) Anthofer, was born February 16, 1960, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up on the family farm west of Coon Rapids and attended Coon Rapids schools.

Dean worked with his family as a heavy equipment operator doing erosion control on farms. Throughout the years, he enjoyed fishing, trapping, walking out in the fields, caring for his cat, working on his truck, working at Lake Panorama, and watching westerns on tv.

On Friday, September 8, 2023, Dean passed away at his home near Coon Rapids, at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 20 days.

Dean is survived by his siblings: Daniel (Linda) Anthofer of Audubon; Diane Kastner of Denison; Debbie (Dan) Wilkens of Tama; Denise (Stan) Fritzen of Beatrice, Nebraska; Donna Carpenter of Farragut; Doug (Debbie) Anthofer of Brayton; Doris (James) Johnson of Carroll; Daryl (Michelle) Anthofer of Coon Rapids; Duane (Sherri) Anthofer of Jefferson; Doreen (Chet) Poehling of Lincoln, Nebraska; Darla (John) Fair of Shenandoah; and by several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Bonnie Anthofer; and grandparents George and Alice Anthofer & Joseph and Katherine Brincks.

A Private Graveside Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Iowa.

Gary Magill, Associate Pastor at Central Church,  Carroll, Iowa Officiated.

Casket Bearers were Andy Anthofer, Mitchell Anthofer, Daniel Anthofer, Jacob Anthofer, Duane Anthofer and Daryl Anthofer.

Recorded Music was “The Hurt & The Healer” by MercyMe

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