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Every Man a Tiger
Ernest Elmo Anton
January 13, 1949 - September 16, 2017
Ernie Anton 68, of Las Vegas passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Ernie was born to Elmo and Ruth Anton on January 13, 1949 in Carlton, Minnesota. He graduated
from Carlton High School and joined the Air Force. Ernie served his country from 1967 to 1971
and was stationed in Thailand. In August of 1984 Ernie met the love of his life, Melody Kaye
Warren and on September 29, 1984 one month after their first date the couple were wed, and on
Friday the 29th the family will celebrate 33 years of marriage. Ernie was a devoted husband and
loving father to his three children.
Ernie was a quite man but his presence would fill the room when he walked in. He would help
anyone in need and loved to ride and work on motorcycles. Over the course of his life Ernie
owned over 145 motorcycles. He was a Maintenance engineer for most of his life until he retired
in 2015. Ernie was a member of the Patriot Guard and proud to serve with the men and women
who defend and protect our freedom. He was a happy go lucky jack of all trades and a mans
man. He enjoyed life and would be more comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans than any thing else.
The stories that defined this man are to many to mention suffice it to say that he lived a full life
and never worried about what any one else thought as long as he was happy he was good.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife Melody, of Las Vegas, his daughter Sammie and husband
Trent Toltzman of Las Vegas; and sons, Richard and wife Teresa Anton of Montana, and Scott
Anton. Ernie is also survived by his three grandchildren, Cezanne Warren, Christina Anton and
Joshua Anton. Along with is sister Judy and husband Donald Vanderwerff, and brother David and
wife Lorie Anton all of Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Southern
Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City NV
89005. The family will gather at Davis Funeral Home, Rainbow Chapel 1401 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las
Vegas NV 89146 and be escorted to the Cemetery by the Patriot guard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society or
to Southern Nevada Patriot Guard.