The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX


Richard William Antonius

January 14, 1933October 31, 2019

Richard William Antonius aka Grandpops & PaPa

Our precious guy departed his earthly home on the morning of Thursday, October 31, 2019. He is leaving behind to celebrate his life his loving wife, Ruth, who sends part of her heart with him. There are also his daughters: Elizabeth and husband Robert, Kathleen and husband Lee, Janet and husband Robin and Judith and husband Eric; Also, stepdaughters Rhonda and Marla.

The lights of his life, grandchildren, Michaela, Luke, Mary Meaghan, Matthew, Brooke, Kara, Robyn, Drew, Arleigh, Mac, Chelsea, Luke & Courtney; and a precious great grandson, Wyatt Nathan.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, William Antonius and mother, Carolyn Antonius Smith.

Richard fought his courageous battle without a single complaint. God knew when He was ready to take him to his heavenly home. Tho' we are never quite ready to say goodbye, we know in our hearts our precious Lord will guide us thru' the days ahead and our loved one is finally at peace and without pain.

He leaves behind many friends and loved ones who will one day soon turn these heartbreaking moments into happy memories. He had a special love for his motorcycle riding buddies who traveled many miles with him and returned home with so many fun stories. Then there were the fishing and lunch buddies with so many memories to cherish.

Richard's many accomplishments and achievements throughout his life are far too many to begin listing. He was one of the most intelligent, kind, giving, loving persons you could ever have been privileged to know. He touched many hearts along his life's journey.

A Memorial Service will be held in Richard's memory; Saturday, November 16 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX.

Visitation ~ l 0:30 a.m.

Memorial Service ~ 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of floral gifts, the family requests that donations be made in Richard's memory to: Champions Kids Camp; 11152 Westheimer Rd., #681, Houston, Tx 77042 or Championskidscamp.org/donate


16 November


10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478

16 November

Memorial Service

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478


Richard William Antonius

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Barbara Hennessey

November 5, 2019

I will forever cherish the memories we have made over the years We always had such good times when we were together—-we always left wanting and looking forward to more...my heart hurts for all of you ...you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Barbara Hennessey

Jacqueline (Antonius) Parker

November 4, 2019

Ruth, Beth, Kate, Janet and Judy - I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Richard. I know we haven't had any connections for many many years but I always cherished the fond memories I had of the many times we saw you when I was little before we moved to Maryland and you moved to Texas. Which was over 50 years ago....
I remember one time you came to visit us around Christmas time when we lived in Bowie, MD. We exchanged gifts and Uncle Richard gave me a silver chain with a silver christmas bell on it. I still have the necklace and think of you all every time I see it.
Love to all and you are in my thoughts and prayers.