1961-2012

Rhonda Marie Rose Anthofer, 51, of Audubon, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral will be conducted by Father Emmanuel Aguwoke at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Audubon. Burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Audubon.

Honorary casket bearers will be Alice Lauridsen, Terri Yager, Shari Caldwell, Connie Nissen, Jo Beane, Deb Sievers, Bev Testroet, Mary Ann Pomeroy, Becky Danner, Judy Deist, Bev Sporrer and Betty Klocke. Special honorary casket bearers will be all the hunters who have come hunting the past 24 years. Casket bearers will be Duane Deist, Dave Beane, Tom Danner, Tom Testroet, Jon Lauridsen, and Jerry Yager.

The family will meet friends beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday with rosary and scripture service at 5:30 p.m. at Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon.

Rhonda, daughter of Delmus Edmund and Rose Lorraine (Sporrer) Hacker was born Jan. 28, 1961, in Carroll.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Audubon. She attended Gray Elementary School and Audubon Middle School before graduating from Audubon High School with the Class of 1979.

On March 17, 1979, she married Danny Anthofer at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Audubon. Three children — Brandi, Derek, and Kacie — were born to this union. Danny and Rhonda farmed near the Viola Center area. They grew row crops and raised hogs. Rhonda continued to combine until her illness forced her to retire. Years earlier she spent time combining with her father-in-law, Anthony. She was thrilled at the opportunity of farming her families and Danny’s family farms.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She adored her sisters, brother, great nieces, nephews, great grandnieces and -nephews. For 24 years Danny and Rhonda enjoyed the company of her many pheasant hunters from Michigan.

Rhonda is survived by her husband Danny Anthofer of Audubon; her children, Brandi and husband Adam Meyer of Bondurant, Iowa, Derek and fiancée Heather Shindley both of Dedham, and Kacie Anthofer of Audubon; her grandson, Lane Meyer of Bondurant; her sisters and brother, Nancy and husband Curt Grimm of Aspinwall, Daryl and wife Marcia Hacker of Aspinwall, and Donna and husband Joea Kemper of Templeton; her sister-in-law Jenny Hacker and special friend Tom Young of Audubon; her father-in-law, Anthony and wife Phyllis Anthofer of Carroll; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Mary Rose; her brother Denny Hacker; her brother-in-law Jerry Anthofer; and her mother-in-law Thelma Gubbels Anthofer.