Paul Anthofer Obituary

Paul B. Anthofer
Paul B. Anthofer

January 2, 1944 - September 1, 2019
Born in Adair, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Paul B. Anthofer, 75, died suddenly on September 1, 2019 in British Columbia, Canada while on vacation with his wife. The family will receive friends 1-3 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Iles Westover Chapel where a Vigil Service will begin at 3pm. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, September 9th at St. Pius X Catholic Church. A committal service will be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Paul was born January 2, 1944 in Adair, Iowa to Michael and Theresa (Sturm) Anthofer. He joined the US Airforce in 1962 and was primarily stationed in Germany until his discharge in 1966. He was a graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Paul worked as a computer programmer for Meredith Corporation, later EDS and NeoData for 38 years until his retirement.

In 1967 while still in school and working part time Paul met Sandra Johnson at Meredith Corporation. The couple married June 1, 1968. They had three children: John, Robert, and Christine; and eight grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father, always available for anyone who needed him.

Paul enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, maintaining his yard, tinkering in his garage and playing on his computer. He liked to spoil his dog Molly. Most of all Paul loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sandra; children: John (Meg) Anthofer, Christine Pagano Hartshorn; grandchildren: Lauren, Noah, Zach, Patrick, Alexyis, Katherine, Jaiden, Jaxson; siblings: Gladys Frazier, Robert (Vicki), Mary (Robert) Stessman; sisters in law: Kay, Kay and Marianne; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert; siblings: Coleta, Donald, Jerome, Michael, Vernon; and brother in law, Sam Frazier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial fund to be established. Online condolences are welcome at






Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, September 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, September 9, 2019
10:30 AM