Anthony C. Row, 44


Lieutenant Anthony C. “Tony” Row, 44, of Gibson City, died at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home in Gibson City surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

A Masonic service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29, followed by visitation until 8 p.m. at Rosenbaum Funeral Home, located at 925 North Illinois Route 47 in Gibson City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 30, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Sands officiating. Burial will follow at Drummer Township Cemetery.

Mr. Row was born on 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, and she survives in Gibson City.

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. In addition, he worked for the East Dubuque Police Department and the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

At the time of his death, Mr. Row was serving as 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 also a firearms instructor and served in the Naval Reserves from 2000-2008.

Mr. Row was a member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge #733 AF and AM, The Cornbelt Shrine, The American Legion and was a member of the Gibson City Range Committee, instructing many safety classes. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and boating with his family.

Mr. Row loved his family, friends and the community he served. He was humbled by and grateful for the love and support he received throughout his battle with cancer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Abigail, Emily and Tyler of Gibson City; his father, Ronald (Dana) Row of Hillsboro; brothers, Mike Row of Parkview, IA and William Row of Hillsboro; sisters Jenny Sage of Davenport, IA and Kerri Hartman of Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners Hospitals for Children or Transitions Hospice.

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