The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 19, 2014

Birthdays: Vencl, 85

Anton “Tony” Ray Vencl will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday with family. Cards may be sent to 19816 E. Centennial Rd., Garber, OK 73738. Tony was born March 23, 1929, in a farmhouse north of Garber to Ladd and Maude Barnett Vencl, where he was raised. He is a 1947 graduate of Garber High School. His passion while in the Garber FFA was showing his hogs and steers and traveling to the State Fair and American Royal in Kansas City with them. Following graduation, he began farming, but was interrupted to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952 to 1954, in the 1st Field Observation Battalion. He married Lora Rowe on July 20, 1952, at Garber Christian Church.  Following his discharge from the Army, they made their home north of Garber, where he resumed farming with his dad, and has been a farmer and cattleman in the area ever since.  He also was a homebuilder for many years, having built about 40 homes in the Garber/Hunter area.  He is a member of Hunter Methodist Church, serving as trustee. His children are Wendell and Judy Vencl, Garber; Cindy and Darren Koehn, Meno; and Greg Vencl, Garber. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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