FAIRMONT - Funeral services for Floyd R. Tonne, 88, Fairmont, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at St. John's-United Church of Christ, Fairmont, with Pastor Richard Abel officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, with military honors by the Martin County VFW Post 1222 and the Schwieger-Kahler American Legion Post 522 of Northrop.
Floyd died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Lutz Wing. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at St. John's-United Church of Christ, and one hour before the services in the church Tuesday.
Arrangements are being handled by Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman.
Floyd Robert Tonne was born in Truman, Minn., on Sept. 12, 1924, to Fredrick and Lucy (Engel) Tonne. At age 1, he moved with his family to the farm near Fairmont. He attended country school near Fairmont. Floyd joined the U.S. Army. He served in the Philippines. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Fairmont, where he worked for the Martin County Highway Department and farmed. Floyd was united in marriage to Ruth Abel on Nov. 21, 1964, at St. John's-United Church of Christ in Fairmont. Ruth died Feb. 1, 2004. Floyd remained on the farm until his death. Floyd was a member of St. John's-United Church of Christ in Fairmont. Floyd was a lifetime member of the Martin County VFW Post 1222 and the Schwieger-Kahler American Legion Post 522. He was a member of the Martin County Conservation Club. Floyd enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, gardening, working on tractors and spending time with family and friends. He loved telling stories at deer camp and ice fishing as well as any social gatherings. Floyd was a was a very generous, caring man with a very gentle heart.
Floyd is survived by one sister, Ruth Groover of Sterling, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Mavis Tonne of Fairmont, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sisters and two brothers.