Mr. Antony “Tony” Companion, 87, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. He was born May 19, 1932 in Mishawaka to the late Paul and Edna (Pangraph) Companion. He later married the love of his life, Mary Ann Miller on Oct. 3, 1970 in Jellico, TN. She survives at home after 49 wonderful years together.
Other survivors include his sons Paul (Desiree) and Anthony Companion; daughter Terri (Jim) Merriman; step-sons Wesley (Sophie) and Jodie Miller; brothers Mace (Vera), Steve and Dennis Companion; sister Angie Ward; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A brother, Lynn Companion, precedes Antony in death.
Tony’s life will be celebrated with a gathering of friends and family on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, from 11 am – 1 pm at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart. A service will follow there at 1:00 pm officiated by Pastor Scott Scheel of the Presbyterian Church of Edwardsburg, MI. Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery, where the US Army Funeral Honor Guard and Elkhart DAV #19 will render military honors.
Tony spent over 50 years as a tool & die maker at Walerko. He was a member of the American Legion and Elkhart DAV #19, where her served as past post commander. He served in the US Army in his earlier years.
On-line condolences may reach the family by visiting the funeral home’s website. Memorial donations may be given in Tony’s memory to the Salvation Army.
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The Salvation Army
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