Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO


Anton Eret

January 5, 1939August 2, 2019

Anton Eret (Tony) passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born January 5, 1939 in Semelci, Croatia to parents Georg and Anna Eret.

With his family, Tony immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1956 arriving via airplane in New York and settled in Denver, Colorado. Tony married Ludmilla (Millie) Brittner on October 15, 1960. He was drafted into the Army on November 8, 1961 and served for two years. Tony and Millie were blessed with two children: Anton (Tony) and Suzanne. They resided in their home for 55 years in Northglenn, Colorado.

A skilled upholster, he soon found out working with his hands was his passion. He spent 30 years working as a machinist with Gardner Denver and Cooper Industries fabricating mining equipment. Tony enjoyed dancing, especially the Polka, and never passed up a good card game. Working in the yard and garden was his second love setting the standard for the neighborhood. An avid fan of the Denver Broncos with season tickets since 1966, he never missed a game while he could attend.

Tony is survived by his loving wife Mille; children Tony and wife Sherri, Suzanne and husband Tom; six adoring grandchildren, Kevin and wife Devon, Travis, Allison, Jacob, and Aaron; siblings John, George, and Anna. He is preceded in death by his parents Georg and Anna, and brother Adam.

Catholic service will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 I:00 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233; followed by a Graveside Service 2:00 pm Monday, August 12, 2019 at Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, 10201 North Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Denver Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.

Fond memories of Anton and expressions of sympathy for his family may be shared using the guest book link below.


  • Kevin Eret, Pallbearer
  • Travis Eret, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Mountfort, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Mountfort, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Schrader, Pallbearer
  • Jameson Mountfort, Pallbearer
  • Allison Eret, Pallbearer
  • Devon Eret, Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 12, 2019


Anton Eret

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Chris Baker

August 12, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Tony would brighten any room with his amazing smile!

With love,
Todd, Chris, Trent and Avry Baker

Jackie Allen

August 8, 2019


We are thinking of you and send our sympathy. Look to your children and your many years of memories to comfort you at this sad time. God bless.

Dick and Jackie Allen