Anton “Tony” Gartner passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019. Tony was born September 8, 1934 in Kernei, Yugoslavia. Tony is the son of Jacob and Elisabeth Gartner, father of Andrea, grandfather of Elizabeth, Maria, Steve Jr, father-in-law of Steve, brother of Katherine and Marianne and uncle and granduncle of many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his sisters Theresia and Elisabeth and his brother Jacob. Tony lived with his family in Kernei until after World War II, when they were forced to leave their home and became refugees in Austria. In April 1952, they all emigrated to the United States. They settled in Chicago, where Tony’s first job was at the Atlas Prager Brewery. Over the years he was an electrician, managed an apartment building and was maintenance technician in a major apartment complex. Tony worked hard all his life. He enjoyed peaceful settings for his vacations, especially fishing the lakes of Wisconsin. He enjoyed gardening, and more recently his favorite pastimes were reading the newspaper and watching Gunsmoke. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 9:00 AM until the Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem. Niles, IL 60714. In lieu of flowers, a donation to JourneyCare Hospice will be appreciated.