Anthony French, 26, of Fargo, ND was last seen June 21, 2007. He was reported missing after he failed to show up for work, and concern grew after his missed the birth of his child. Anthony left behind his cell phone and wallet.
His body was found in the Red River on the afternoon of Friday, June 22, 2007. Autopsy results showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.118 when he drowned.
[Obituary] Anthony M. “Tony” French, age 26, of Fargo, ND, formerly New Rockford, ND, was found dead on Friday, June 22, 2007, in the Red River at Moorhead, MN.
Anthony Marshall French, known as Tony, was born August 11, 1980, in New Rockford, ND, the son of Marshall and Sandi (Hoffman) French. He attended school at New Rockford and then moved to Fargo. He was employed by Rasmussen Construction in Fargo.
Tony enjoyed music, bonfires, Chevys, and spending time with friends and all of his family. He was a member of the Black Label Society.
He is survived by his parents, Sandi (Bob) Hoffman of New Rockford, and Marshall (Bev) French of Oriska, ND; One brother Bob (Melissa) French of Fargo; one son Zakk (born June 20th) and his mother Niki Lafferty, both of Fargo; one step-brother Jesse (Molly) Butts of St. Michael, ND; three step-sisters, Margaret DuBois and Katie Borge, both of Valley City, ND, and Angela (Dennis) McGuire of Buffalo, ND; grandmothers Gloria Gilliss and Alerene Hoffman, both of New Rockford, Evelyn Tweed of Buffalo, ND; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Tony was preceded in death by three grandfathers, Sylvester “Buck” French, John “Mac” Gilliss, Robert Hoffman; and uncles Robert French and Terry Gilliss.
A funeral service was held June 27, 2007 at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford.
Name/age: Anthony Marshall French, 26
Residence: Fargo, ND
Physical description: 5'10", 145 pounds
Last seen wearing: navy blue t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes
Investigating Agency: Fargo Police, 701-235-4493
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Staff Writer. Anthony M. "Tony" French. (2007, June 26). Retrieved from http://www.inforum.com/event/obituary/id/170050/