The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Jan M. Antikainen


January 18, 2017

Jan M. Antikainen, age 65, of Whitehall passed away January 15 at Dillon.

Jan was born in Butte, Montana May 6, 1951 to Fredrick and Lee Hildenbrand. She has two sisters, Vicky and Liz, and a brother, John. Jan spent her early childhood years in Butte and attended Butte Central High School before continuing her education at Gonzaga University where she received her bachelors degree in Med/Surg Technology.

In 1973 mom met and married Gary Antikainen and they moved to Whitehall where they raised their four children, Donny, Leon, Jennifer, and Eric.

Jan M. Antikainen

Mom worked for a short time at St. James Hospital in Butte before devoting her time to raising her children and becoming the great cook and mother to all that knew her. Mom worked many restaurants in the Whitehall area before buying Jan's Dippin' Diner in Butte, Montana and operating it for 14 years.

Mom was passionate about her children and six grandchildren. She loved gardening, looking for morals and cooking on a campfire.

Mom now joins Gary, Donny, and Jennifer in heaven where she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

We love you mom.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

K&L Mortuaries & Crematory of Whitehall assisted with arrangements.


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