Anthony F. "Tony" Fangman Jr. of Delta died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 85.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Delta.
Mr. Fangman was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Mosca, to Anthony and Sophia (Lempelius) Fangman. He spent his childhood in Mosca, Pea Green and Grand Junction. He graduated from Grand High School when he was 16. He started his first job at his parents' grocery store as a meat cutter and delivered groceries on his bicycle, while working on the family farm.
He and his family moved to Delta in the mid 1940s where they owned and operated the historic Eldina Hotel. He helped his father manage the hotel while building apartments which he also helped manage. He started working at Consolidated Finance when he was 20, first as a clerk and then manager. He retired after 47 years in 1993.
Mr. Fangman enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing, RVing, bird hunting, woodworking and dancing with his wife. He was a member of Grand Mesa Bible Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie (Lutz) Fangman of Delta; a son and his wife, Edwin and Virginia Fangman of Delta; two daughters, Cindy Cummings and her husband Randy of Montrose, and Julie Burke of Boulder; two sisters, Dorothy Stephens of Olathe, and Elizabeth Radakovich of Salem, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Mesa Bible Church.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus