June 7, 1914 - Feb. 8, 2012
ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Don J. Antrobus, 97, died Wednesday (Feb.8, 2012) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe.
He was born on June 7, 1914, at Norton, Kansas to Ora D. and Lulu E. (West) Antrobus.
He attended school at District No. 3 rural school east of Norton and attended Norton High School. After school he began apprentice work at a print shop. In 1932, he became full-time at the Norton Daily Telegram and worked there until 1950. He then moved to Beaver City, Nebraska and worked at the Times-Tribune, farmed and cared for livestock. In 1953, he began working for the Arapahoe Public Mirror. He became plant manager in 1974 and wrote a column in the paper called "From the Backshop."
On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Myrtle Mues-Huxoll.
In 1992, he received the Pica Pole Award for his 69 years of service in the newspaper business, which was awarded by the Nebraska Press Association. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 96, Izaak Walton League, all of Arapahoe, and the National Rifle Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Myrtle, daughter, Anita Marie Antrobus and son, Lynn Huxoll.
He is survived by his sons, Quinton Huxoll of Culbertson, Nebraska, Ervin Huxoll and wife, Cindy of Arapahoe; daughter, Connie Sue of California; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, with the Rev. James Moshier officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery.
Viewing and visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe and prior to the service at the church.
Condolences or personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.