Henry W. Antosiak

Posted 4/14/20

SUBLETTE - Henry Walter Antosiak, 79, of Sublette passed away April 13, 2020 at his home.

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Henry W. Antosiak


SUBLETTE - Henry Walter Antosiak, 79, of Sublette passed away April 13, 2020 at his home.

Due to the current pandemic we are all going through, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette with Father Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette will be announced at a later date. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling arrangements. 

Henry was born Dec. 18, 1940 in Chicago to Henry and Eleanor Antosiak. He and Judy were married on Nov. 7, 1959 at St. Sylvester in Chicago.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of over 60 years, Judy; two children, Steve (Jackie) and Scott (Yesenia); his one beloved granddaughter, Christina; and two brothers, Robert (Mary Ann) and Mark (Julia).

After World War II, Henry was raised by his father and his beloved grandmother, Florence. While in grade school, he always loved Busia’s cooking and company. He graduated from Lane Tech High School in 1959 and later attended Wright Junior College where he studied engineering and joined the track and field team. In the late 1950s he met Judy and after their marriage, they lived in Chicago, Hanover Park, Algonquin and Sublette and vacationed at the campgrounds in Woodhaven Lakes. Henry worked as a senior design engineer and then as an engineering business owner until his retirement in 2000 when the couple moved to Sublette.

In his earlier years, Henry had a skillful passion of building scale models to the utmost precision. He loved World War II aviation and maritime. Through the years, he constructed finely detailed models including RC airplanes, fine scaled wooden ship models, and numerous World War II airplane dioramas. In addition, he devoted much time for his sons in numerous sports and later in supporting their hobbies. Being a Chicago Cubs fan, he was a baseball coach for seven years for Steve and Scott. He was an avid fisherman, who took trips to the north woods even spending time fishing in the Arctic. He was always there for family functions including many events for his granddaughter. During his 20 years in Sublette, he was an usher for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. He and Judy ran the church hall duties for many events held there. He was also a member of the Amboy Knights of Columbus for over 4 years.