Anthony “Tony” Mies of Watkins died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. He was 78.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. and Legion Post 453 prayers at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Anthony
Cemetery in Watkins.
Anthony “Tony” Mies was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Watkins to Mike and Albina (Deutsch) Mies. He grew up in Watkins and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1953. Tony served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and then attended St. John’s University. June 7, 1958, Tony was united in marriage to Alvina Brinkman at St. Catherine’s Catholic
Church in Farming. They resided in Watkins where Tony and Alvina owned and operated Mies Equipment until their retirement in 1997.
Tony was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, and was active with the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also a member of the Watkins Legion Post 453, and the Watkins Sportsmen’s Club. In his younger years, Tony was an avid snowmobiler. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, wintering in Arizona, and spending time with his family and friends.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers and sisters Lucille Kammeier, Evelyn Overlin, Peter Mies and Verlin Mies.
He is survived by his wife Alvina Mies of Watkins; children and their spouses Vickie (and Al) Ruegemer of Cold Spring, Karen (and Tom) Stelmak of Belgrade, Mont., Steve (and Roberta) Mies of Cold Spring, Brian (and Linda) Mies of Kimball, Jeff (and Susan) Mies of Cold Spring; grandchildren Mike Ruegemer, Paul (and Becca) Ruegemer, Nicholas and Abby Mies, Alex, Bradley, and Sawyer Mies, Regan, Alton and Anson Mies; great-grandson Ben Ruegemer; and sister Mary Ellen McKibben of Tucson, Ariz.
Gift bearers will be granddaughters Abby and Regan Mies. Casket bearers will be grandsons Mike and Paul Ruegemer, Alex, Nicholas, Bradley, Sawyer, Alton and Anson Mies.