Phyllis Anthofer

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Phyllis Irene Anthofer, 87, of Carroll, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Terry Plocher of First United Methodist Church in Carroll officiating. Casket bearers will be Brian Pryor, Billy Pryor, Andy Krause and Jerid Krause. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Carroll, Iowa, she was the daughter of Mearl and Alice “Fern” (Sindt) Pottroff. Phyllis grew up on a farm northeast of Glidden and graduated from Glidden High School. She then attended and graduated from AIB in Des Moines. Phyllis married Lawrence Krause on Nov. 23, 1951, in Des Moines. Phyllis lived in Arlington, Virginia, while Lawrence served in the U.S.s Army. Upon his discharge, the couple moved back to Glidden. Lawrence passed away in 1972. Phyllis later married Anthony Anthofer in September 1974. The couple lived south of Dedham where they farmed. They moved to Carroll in 1986.

Phyllis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carroll. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting, being outdoors, and getting together with her classmates.

Phyllis is survived by her four children and their families: Dennis Krause of Justin, Texas, Delwin Krause (Deb Wuebker) of Glidden, Landis Krause of Carroll and Donita Pryor (Keith) of Carroll; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; brother Donald Pottroff (Jean) of Glidden; and two sisters-in-law: Norma Krause of Lake City and June Krause of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lawrence in 1972; son Larry Krause in 1962; and her husband Anthony Anthofer in 2015.

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