Anthony “Tony” John Viergever, 72, of Grove, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
He was born January 9, 1946, in Silver Lake, Kansas, the son of Andy and Lula (Simmons) Viergever.
He graduated from Rossville High School in 1964. In 1967 he joined the Kansas National Guard and was deployed during the Vietnam Conflict with the U.S. Army. There he earned National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter with M-14 & M-16 and 1 Overseas Bar.
Tony was a chef and owned and operated two pizza restaurants in Missouri for many years.
He enjoyed fishing and boating as well as training horses.
He married Judith Elaine Walthall in the late 1960s, together they had two sons, Rodney Lynn and Duane Steven Viergever. They later divorced. On April 25, 1980, he married Dolores Elayne Lovell in Miami, OK. She preceded him in death on August 18, 1997. Then on June 8, 1998, he married Leota Faye Fry in Miami, OK, she survives. Other survivors five sibling: Don Viergever, Auburn, KS; Rose Marie (Jo) Anderson, Auburn, KS; Larry (Janet) Viergever, Sarasota, FL; David (Karen) Viergever, Morton, IL, and Darrell (Debbie) Viergever, Mayetta and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen and Kathy Viergever; a brother, Glen Viergever and son, Rodney Lynn.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals, and Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, KS. Interment will follow with military honors at Dover Cemetery, Dover, KS. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
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