Anton (Tony) Honek, 91, died Monday, October 15th, 2012 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, ND.

Tony was born on June 28, 1921 near Mahnomen, MN to Anton and Teresa (Ondrush) Honek. He attended school in Mahnomen and graduated in 1939. He moved to Fargo and worked for National T. He was a home delivery milkman for Cass Clay Creamery for 38 years, retiring in December, 1981. He loved his job, especially visiting with his customers and the kids on his route.

On June 13, 1944 Tony married Anna Janousek at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waubun, MN. They celebrated 66 years of marriage before her death in November, 2010.

Dad loved John Deere tractors, new cars and tinkering, lots of tinkering.

Tony is survived by his daughters Kathy (Rod) Stende, Gladstone, Mi, Mary (Bob) Rohla, Donna Honek and daughter-in-law Lou Ann (Gary) Honek all of Fargo, grandchildren Sarah (Cody) Cannon, Grand Forks, Jared (Stephanie) Honek, Fargo, Eric (Kim) Stende, Menominee, MI, Joanna Stende and Jeff Stende, both of Anchorage, AK, Andrea (John) Telega, St. Cloud  and Emily Rohla, Minneapolis, great-grandchildren Ben Telega, Anna Cannon, Michael Stende and Nolan Honek. He is also survived by his brother George (Ellen) Honek and sisters Frances (Joe) Kneip and Celia (Art) Stillwell and sister-in-law Monna Honek. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Anna,   infant son Steven, son Gary, and brothers Frank and John.

We would like to thank the staff at Bethany on 42nd for the loving care given to Tony and his family.

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  1. Lisbon ND
    Donna and family, So sorry for your loss. I saw his picture and his obituary and I can see that he had a twinkle in his eye. May your memories comfort you and your family. God Bless, Deb Bergstrom

  2. West Fargo ND
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Tony. I would also like to thank your family for giving me the opportunity to know Tony and also your family. Tony was always so kind hearted and quick witted. As a family, all of you were amazing:) and I enjoyed visiting with all of you when you were up to visit. Not only will I miss seeing Tony, but also all of you sisters! Take care and God bless

  3. We saw the announcement of Tony’s passing in the paper today. Our deepest condolences to the family. We feel like we have lost a family member of our own. Tony and Ann helped us learn how to live in North Dakota
    . We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. They are fondly remembered and deeply missed.

  4. Fargo ND
    My prayers are with the family. I hope all the happy memories of Tony help to dry the tears.

    I will remember him for his quiet nature. He always had a smile on his face.

    He has joined the love of his life, Anna.

    Sharing in your sorrow.

    Linda Reiter

  5. fargo ndI remember when your dad was our milkman and we waited for him to come so we could get our hopalong cassidy milk caps to turn in and get t-shirts. He was such a wonderful man and will be missed.

  6. Fargo I was so sorry to read in the Forum of Tony’s passing. I just want to say how much my mom Evie Wisness enjoyed knowing Tony as her milkman over a number of years. She loved their morning visits as I recall from my childhood. We teased her sometimes that she had a crush on Tony! She passed away in 1979, but I can picture her today sharing a cup of coffee and catching up with Tony. He was a dear man. I know he will be missed by many family members and friends.

  7. Fargo ndDear Family of Anton Honek,
    My prayers and sympathy to all of you on the death of Anton as you grieve his death and celebrate his life. I am sorry I will not be able to be with you to extend my sympathies in person, but know I am thinking of you and praying for all of you as well.

  8. West Fargo North Dakota
    Our hearts go out to you. Tony was such a kind and gentle man. His smile lit up the room! We are so sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral but will be remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers. With our love, Deb and Dick

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