R. Anthony (Tony) Antonie


October 22, 1947 - July 15, 2009




Tony Antonie was born October 22, 1947, in Cleveland, OH, to George S. and Jeanette M. (Ulrich) Antonie. After graduating from Euclid High School in Euclid, OH in 1965, he owned and operated a painting business and Tony’s Dreamland Café.

On January 4, 1974, he married Marianne McCreight in Wickliffe, OH. The couple then owned and operated Anton’s Arco Towing Service, Pinball Wizard, Willoughby Hills Market and S.O.M. Center Beverage. In 1981, they moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where he was employed by Better Beer and Wine, while also working as a realtor/broker. In 1985, they returned to Cleveland and opened Euclid Beach Food and Spirits and co-owned Mike’s Flowers.

While on a family vacation, they bought the Chief Motel and moved to Mitchell in 1987. While in Mitchell they also owned the Stardust and Corn Palace Motels and several other properties until 2000. He recently returned to Mitchell after living in Nevada, MO, to be close to his family.

He is survived by Marianne McCreight Antonie, Mitchell; four children: Connie (Rich) Minder, Mitchell, SD, Tim (Torie) Antonie, Beckley, WV, Nick (Crystal Lane) Antonie, Sioux Falls. SD, Mimi (Kurt) Fleury, Mitchell, SD; eight grandchildren; his parents, Adolf and Jeanette Stiftar, Sioux Falls, SD and one brother, Adolph Stiftar, Rochester, MN.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Antonie and his mother-in-law, Dorothy (Vance) McCreight.



Monday, July 20, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, July 21, 2009
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Mimi on February 4, 2018
Well Patrick is a dick head... sorry that our father was more successful than you Patrick. Get a Life!
Posted by Patrick on July 6, 2015
drug infested fool
Posted by Linda Lane on October 22, 2011
Thinking about you today Tony while I was outside working on my Morning Glory flowers, and remembering our conversation about Morning Glory's...
Posted by Jennifer (Vilhauer) Lees on August 20, 2009
Dear Connie and Rich & entire family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I came across your father's obit and was shocked to say the least. Please know I am sending love and peace your way. Take care.
Posted by Marianne McCreight on July 23, 2009
Thank you for Loving me, you were my One True Love! when i lay to rest with you, then my life will seem right again. Infinite Love, Marianne
Posted by Paul & Ginny Welschinger on July 21, 2009
Marianne, Connie, Rich, Nick, Crystal, Mimi, Kurt and Grandchildren: Today, as you lay Tony to rest, our thoughts and prayers are of and for you. An Irish Proverb that touches my heart: "Death leaves a heartache noone can heal; love leaves a memory noone can steal." Love, Paul & Ginny
Posted by Joyce Baglione Ballard on July 21, 2009
Dear Marianne and family! My thougths and prayers are with you! Marianne, I am here for you anytime!!! You are my dear sweet friend and even though we lost touch for a long time! I feel blessed that we reunited! I think it was meant to be! I always loved you and Tony and we go way back!!! Know Rich and him are reunited again too! ( Oh wow ,our ears are ringing) Kidding! Love you!!!! Joyce Ballard
Posted by Virginia (McCreight) Welschinger on July 20, 2009
Rest in peace. I wish to send my condolences to Tony's family. I know their loss is grievous. Hold on to all of your most happy memories, until the day you meet again in Heaven. love, Aunt Ginger
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