Anthony H. Denu Jr., 87, of Dubois, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Walnut Creek Care Facility in Evansville, Indiana.
Jr. was born in Dubois, Indiana on November 27, 1929 to Anthony Sr. and Cecelia (Hentrup) Denu. He married Marie Giesler on May 8, 1951 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He was a 1947 graduate of Dubois High School. He was a lifelong farmer.
Junior was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church – St. Raphael Campus in Dubois, a past president of the County Council, a member of the Young Democrats, where he was the District Treasurer, the Dubois Jaycees, the Community Club of Dubois, the Executive Furniture Board of Directors, the 4-H Council, the Board of Directors of the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Dubois County Park Board, and he was awarded the Young Farmer of the Year Award in 1961.
He enjoyed community work and gardening.
Surviving are his wife Marie Denu of Dubois; five children, Charlotte Seger (Keith) of Evansville, Duane Denu (Rosemarie) of Dubois, Janet Abbey (Jon) of Evansville, Mark Denu (Ann) of Dubois, Kevin Denu (Andrea) of Dubois; 14 grandchildren; 27 grandchildren; and one brother, Hilmar Denu (Rosemary) of Dubois.
Preceding him in death are three half sisters, Matilda Sullivan, Evelyn Bauer, and Leona Howell, and seven half-brothers, Leo J., Albert, Emil and Gilbert Denu and Odillo, Ralph, and Joe Terwiske.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony H. Denu Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church, the Dubois County Community Foundation -Urban and June Giesler – Brookside Nursing Fund or to a favorite charity.
Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.