About Anthony

Cole Remembers: Like a Brother

Anthony was a really cool and nice kid. He was always great to hang out with. We usually went skateboarding. We made 3 or 4 movies together. He had a lot of talent and skills. He was an excellent guitar player and a good skateboarder. He was an awesome friend, I considered him like a brother.

Cousin Julie Remembers: A Newborn

From Cousin Julie, 10/12/2005

Most of my memories of Anthony are from his earlier moments in life.

I remember when he was born.

They closed the Dordt Campus for the weekend


Cousin Julie Remembers: A Poke in the Eye

From Cousin Julie, 9/20/2005

One time, I was sleeping on the couch at "Uncle Al's" house. It was a Sunday afternoon several years ago, typical of an Iowa winter. Cold and froze outside, warm and cozy inside.


Cousin Michelle Remembers

From Cousin Michelle, 10/16/2005

What I remember best about Anthony was that he was true to his namesake - Grandpa Tony Kuiper.


Dad Remembers: Flat Tires

From Dad, 10/7/2005

OK, here it goes... remember I'm not an English major... unless a "D" on the report card meant "damn good."

We used to live in Sanborn in the late 1990s, and I had to drive to Spencer every day to where I worked.


Dirge Without Music

A poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.


Emily Remembers: He Slept in the Tub!

From Emily S., 10/5/2005

I remember on the Science Fair Trip to Ames, when we were told that he would be sharing a room with Mr. Brasser and Ryan, with only two beds.


Ethan Remembers: A Best Friend

Anthony was one of the best friends I have ever had. Even when we had our differences, we worked them out and our friendship became stronger than ever. I'm proud to have been called his friend. I really miss him and there is not a day that goes by that i don't think about Anthony.

Ethan R.

Evan Remembers: Anthony Making Things Less Scary

From Evan, 9/17/2005

Whenever I got scared about commercials for scary movies, Anthony would cheer me up by telling me about


Evan Remembers: Anthony Saving Baxter

Evan has a stuffed animal that has been passed down from his mom to Anthony to him. Baxter the puppy looks pretty rough by now... he's been stitched up a couple of times and had to have his nose replaced a few years ago.