March 11, 1923 – Friday, May 2, 2014
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN
Saturday, May 10, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Friday, May 9th, 2014
Lawrence A. Antil, beloved father and grandfather, age 91, of Waverly died Friday, May 2nd, 2014 in Annandale following several years of living with dementia.
He was born on March 11, 1923 in Maple Lake the son of Joseph & Albina Morin Antil.
On August 26, 1943, Lawrence A. Antil & Irene L. McCalpin were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Larry honorably served his Country during the W.W. II era from 1943 until 1946 in The United States Army.
He was formerly employed as a rural mail carrier for thirty-seven years retiring in 1986.
He enjoyed cutting wood, fishing, the outdoors, yard work, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.
Larry was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. He also belonged for sixty-six years to American Legion Post #305 in Waverly and was a Past Commander. Larry was a former Waverly City Councilman.
Survived by loving children: Kenny (Patty) Antil, Bonnie (Mel) Belland all of Waverly, Patty (Dennis) Roufs of Maple Grove, Daniel (Robbin) Antil of Pflugerville, Texas and Lori (Jim) Rozeske of Waverly; twelve grandchildren: Kevin Antil, Chris Kittock, Kelly Marquette, Jill Belland, Michael Belland, Jennifer Wisnefske, Jason Roufs, Kimberly Jackson, Adam Rozeske, Jackson Rozeske, Norah Antil & Jordan Antil; nineteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren; two sisters: Bea Gagnon of Waverly and Tess (Harold) Guggemos of Winsted; a brother-in-law: Ed Perra of Buffalo; a sister-in-law: Geraldine Motzko of Watertown; other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife: Irene L. Antil, his parents, five brothers: Victor, Arthur, James, Frank and Gerald “Jerry” Antil and by a sister: Sue Perra.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence “Larry” Antil will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 10th at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant and interment with military rites will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at the church in Waverly on Friday, May 9th from 4-8 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Jennifer Wisnefske, Jill Belland, Kelly Marquette, Kimberly Jackson, Chris Kittock, Norah Antil and Jackson Rozeske.
Casket Bearers were Kevin Antil, Michael Belland, Jordan Antil, Jason Roufs, Adam Rozeske and Tom Ogle.
Larry’s family gives special thanks to Guardian Angel’s Hospice and to the staff at Park Place Assissted Living Memory Care at Centennial Villa.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com