Anton Halfmann, Jr., 84 of Frelsburg, died May 16 in Columbus.
Anton was born Dec. 22, 1935 in Frelsburg to Anton and Vlasta (Kulhanek) Halfmann. He was the fourth child of nine siblings. He was baptized, made his First Communion and was Confirmed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Growing up in Frelsburg, Anton attended school at St. Joseph Catholic School across the road from the family home place. He also attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. Anton served in the Army from 1957 to 1959. He was stationed in Fort Bliss, Fort Lewis and in Germany.
After returning from the service, Anton worked as a carpenter for several construction builders, including Minarcik Construction and A.N. Evans Construction. He also did a lot of small building projects for family and friends. After the passing of his dad, Anton and his brothers took over the family’s farming and cattle.
Anton was an active member at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Frelsburg KC’s. Attending mass every weekend, you would find his truck parked in the same spot and at times, you would see his dog sitting on back. He enjoyed gardening, sports, fishing, visiting with family and friends and most of all, deer hunting. He looked forward to his yearly trip to Colorado making the trip for about 44 years. Even after suffering many illnesses, Anton enjoyed having coffee with friends at Ernie’s, in New Ulm several times a week. Anton will be missed by many for his help and kindness.
Anton is survived by his siblings Gladys Stolle, Ellen Vasek, Jurline Huebel, Virginia Faldyn, Joe Halfmann, Raymond Halfmann and wife Sharon, Janice Kasmiersky and husband A.K., Dianne Seidel and husband Edwin, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Anton is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Vlasta Halfmann; brother-in-laws Charles Vasek, Albert Huebel, Leon Stolle, and Joe Faldyn, Jr.; sister-in-law Margie Halfmann.
A special thank you goes out to his family, Henneke Funeral Home, Davita Sealy, TLC, Father Michael Lyons, Father Wayne Wilkerson, Father Wayne Flagg and to the many doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Bart Klaus and his staff.
Private family funeral services were Wednesday May 20 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. Burial followed in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Billy Vasek, Randy Huebel, Arthur Faldyn, Mark Kasmiersky, R.J. Halfmann and Gary Halfmann.
Memorials may be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1031 Church Lane, New Ulm, Texas 78950.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.