James Antil

James Joseph Antil

Sunday, January 10th, 1943 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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James Joseph “Jim” Antil, 77, died Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Jim was the youngest child of the late Michael C. and Mary Antil's eight children. He was raised in upstate New York prior to moving to Indiana as a teenager. Jim graduated from Central Catholic, class of 1961.
He married Lona Oddou in 1964, and they had a great life together. They owned and operated-ICE CREAM ALLEY & THE COUNTRY SAMPLER in Leo in the 1980's, then BUSINESS FURNITURE OUTLET for the next 20 years in downtown Fort Wayne. Jim was always ready for a challenge and bought many parcels of real estate. He had an eye for the future. Jim is survived by his wife Lona Antil; daughter Lisa Antil (Steven) May; son, James Eric (Laura Miner) Antil. His wife, children, grandsons and granddaughters, and many close friends will miss this special man. Calling is Thursday, September 3, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street, from 4 pm to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turnstone Center or Erin’s House.
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    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Ken Hartman

Posted at 04:28pm
My husband and I met Jim at the Saint Pats monthly breakfast. We enjoyed talking to him about Fort Wayne. It was also fun to remember the things we all did when we were in school. We will miss him.

God Bless You
Ken and Maggie Hartman

Patricia Click

Posted at 03:43pm
Dear Lona, Lisa, Jim, and families. Please accept my deepest sympathy over the loss of Jim. I have many fond memories of him spanning so many years. I send this message today rather than in person as I will be unable to attend the calling tomorrow. I had knee surgery on the 28th and am not yet getting around well. He was a special and forward thinking man and I was glad to know him and work with him and for him.
Take good care of each other.
Patricia Click

Chris Ruoff

Posted at 07:00pm
Jim was our go to guy when it came to buying our office furniture. He was always great to work with and a true professional. I am sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you during this difficult time.

Chris Ruoff

Linda Lallow

Posted at 03:43pm
Remembering Jim from our monthly breakfasts. What a nice guy. I met his wife this year when she accompanied him to the breakfasts. I enjoyed telling them tales of St. Pete's at our last meeting in March. My sympathy to his family.

Lori Yoder Rockwood Posted at 05:13pm

Jim was our next door neighbor when he moved to the country with his young family. His daughter Lisa, was a dear childhood friend, and I remember Lona was the same age as my older sister. Many good memories were made. God bless the family. You'll be in my prayers.

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