GIBSON CITY — Lt. Anthony C. "Tony" Row, 44, of Gibson City, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home in Gibson City surrounded by his loving and devoted family.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Rosenbaum Funeral Home, 925 N. Illinois 47, Gibson City, with the Rev. Randy Sands officiating. Burial will follow at Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City. A Masonic service will be at 5 p.m. followed by visitation until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the funeral home.
Mr. Row was born May 28, 1974, in Chicago Heights, a son of Ronald R. and Dianna LaCosse Row. He married Stacey Lange on Sept. 6, 2014, in Coffeen. She survives in Gibson City, along with their three children, Abigail, Emily and Tyler.
Also surviving are his father, Ronald (Dana) of Hillsboro; two brothers, Mike of Parkview, Iowa, and William of Hillsboro; and two sisters, Jenny Sage of Davenport, Iowa, and Kerri Hartman of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Mr. Row started his law enforcement career with the Hillsboro and Nokomis police departments. He then worked as a correctional officer at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Mr. Row also worked for the East Dubuque Police Department and the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Row was currently a lieutenant with the Gibson City Police Department and was a former K-9 officer with both the East Dubuque Police Department and the Gibson City Police Department. He was a firearms instructor and served in the Naval Reserves from 2000 to 2008.
Mr. Row was a member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge #733 AF & AM, the Cornbelt Shrine Club and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Gibson City Range Committee, instructing many safety classes. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and boating with his family.
Mr. Row loved his family, friends and community he served. He was humbled by and grateful for the love and support he received throughout his battle with cancer.
Thank you to Dr. Suppiah, Dr. Vashi, Dr. Kotta, Pain Management and their staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Thank you to Transitions Hospice for all of your hard work in getting Tony home and comfortable and for the compassionate care you provided to him and his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or Transitions Hospice.
Condolences and memories may be left at www.rosenbaumfh.com.