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Connie Lee Antes, age 68, of Gowen, passed away Monday afternoon, November 22, 2021 at her home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of Elaine Frances (Gabrick) & Frank George Novak, she was born on March 2, 1953 in Grand Rapids. 

Connie had worked at the former Drake Products in Greenville in quality control and enjoyed spending time with her family and crafting.

On November 30th, 1996 at Spencer Mills Church, she married Robert Mitchell Antes and together they enjoyed 25 years of marriage. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Surviving are her husband, Bob Antes of Gowen;  a daughter, Amy Gibbons;  a grandson, Bradon Ensign;  a brother, Frank G. Novak;  a sister, RoxAnne & Michael Barry;  two nieces, Bailey Barry and Riley Barry; parents-in-law, Robert L Antes & Louise Antes; siblings-in-law Rebecca & Bill Sledge, Billie Jo & Mike Ingram;  Jeffrey Antes, and Jason & Sarah Antes, and their families. 

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Connie’s life is being planned for next summer and will be announced later.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Connie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: 

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.



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  1. Nancy & Louie Forbes es on November 24, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Sending Our Condolences and Prayers to Bob and All of Connie’s Family . May You all take comfort in her passing and Thank the Lord she is at Peace 💔

  2. Ami on November 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Aunt Connie will be deeply missed, her perfume scented hugs and lipstick kisses always warmed my heart. ❤️ She was a gentle soul.

  3. Love, Aunt Clara and Uncle Bill on November 24, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Sending our heartfelt sympathies to you Bob, and to Connies family as well. May she rest in peaceful peace.

  4. Beth Walker on November 24, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Connie’s family. May she be at peace 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Vicki Gilbert on November 25, 2021 at 1:06 am

    My heart and prayers to Bob, Amy and the rest of her family.
    Connie was a very special person, and will be missed.
    Rip dear friend.

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