Tony D. Putzier, Sr., age 51, of Correctionville, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. Pastor Karen Handke will officiate. Committal Service will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, November, 23, 2018 at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa.
The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Tony D. Putzier, Sr., the son of Franklin, Sr. and Bonnie (Mason) Putzier, was born on December 9, 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa. The family lived in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and Battle Creek, Iowa before settling down on a farm outside of Anthon, Iowa.
A hard-working man, Tony started out traveling with the McDermott Family Shows Carnival. In the off-season, he started working for IBP.
He then started a career in construction working for Stuart Oliver Construction, Holstein Manufacturing, Jensen Construction and Knife River Construction.
His career ended due to an injury sustained on the job which left Tony disabled.
Tony had the joy of being blessed with five children: Isaac, Paul, Tony “T.J”, Sandra, and Rachel.
He had a passion for the great outdoors, hunting & fishing, canoeing, and ATV’s.
He would show his love of hunting through his numerous pieces of artwork, using skulls and bones of woodland animals along with his own design and creativity for those to enjoy. He also liked to tinker, along with caring for his lawn and garden. But most of all, he treasured the moments spent with his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Isaac Putzier Barcus of Sioux City, IA; Paul Putzier of Correctionville, IA; Tony “T.J” Putzier, Jr. of Sioux City, IA; and Sandra Putzier of Ida Grove, IA; his mother, Bonnie Putzier of Correctionville, IA; brothers Chris (April) Putzier of Cushing, IA and Frank Putzier, Jr. of Ida Grove, IA; sisters Theresa (friend Doug McNeely) Barcus of Sioux City, IA and Tammy (Dan) Booth of Storm Lake, IA; four grandchildren; his parted wife, Maggie Putzier; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin H. Putzier, Sr; his daughter, Rachel Putzier; maternal and paternal grandparents; his brother-in-law, Jerry Barcus; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.