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Wayne Herman Tonn
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 9, 1948
  • Date of passing: Mar 19, 2013
“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.” ~ William Penn

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Wayne Tonn, 64, born on October 9, 1948 and passed away on March 19, 2013. 

Please help us all to remember my Dad's life by sharing stories and leaving tributes!  We will continue to add pictures as we go through family albums and welcome any you have to share.  Brenda, Sara and I are checking daily for updates from friends and family and it means so much to us to read stories and thoughts from loved ones :)   

If you'd prefer to send pictures or notes privately please feel free to contact me @ atonn@me.com and I will pass share with the family.  



In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to "Grandpa Wayne's Memorial College Fund" for his first Grandbaby Meadow Rayne, born 3/3/13.  A special THANK YOU to all of those you have given thus far, this would mean the world to my Dad.   
 
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In true Wayne fashion we will cheers to my Dad and a life well lived at a party on AUGUST 10th from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the home of Brenda Tonn.... So please come celebrate Wayne Tonn's life at a BBQ on the lake:
6244 294th St. E., Cannon Falls, MN 55009 

Please RSVP to Brenda @ (507) 263-3743 or millsbk@hotmail.com
 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amber Tonn on 9th October 2016

"Thinking of you extra today Pop! Becoming a mother has given me a whole new respect for the love of and for a parent. Miss you always ❤️"

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 9th October 2016

"Happy 68th Birthday Wayne.  Love & Miss You Every Day!"

This tribute was added by Tonja Rolfson on 16th June 2016

"I am sorry things have been so difficult. You are a beautiful and kind woman. Wayne was lucky to have you. Take care of yourself as much as you cared for Wayne. You deserve it."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 15th June 2016

"How to deal with loss. Losing Wayne has been the most difficult time in my life. When we met and fell in love it was all about finding that one person who you connect with and have so much in common. A companion to enjoy the Golden Years. Plans for the retirement and enjoying the final good years. I feel cheated losing Wayne too soon. It has affected my whole life since then. I have isolated myself from everyone else without knowing I was doing it. I am going to work on getting on with my life but not sure how at this point without my Wayne. I have to do this for Wayne. He would feel terrible that his loss has caused me to give up on life. I am going to get it back with the help of a good counselor and family & friends! Here's to the future & learning to live alone without my Wayne! Never forgotten & always in my heart!"

This tribute was added by bill hart on 19th March 2016

"All the years I have known Wayne he always talked about his daughters. I fished and played cards with Wayne at work and we always had good time."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 19th March 2016

"It is hard to believe Wayne has been gone for 3 years.  My memories of him seem like yesterday.  My life will never be the same without you Wayne.  Love & miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 9th October 2015

"Happy Birthday Wayne. Love & miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 19th March 2015

"Two years ago Wayne left us but his humor & love will never be forgotten.  Miss my funny man!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 23rd February 2015

"In honor of our 8th wedding anniversary I posted a new photo. Love & miss you every day Wayne!"

This tribute was added by Deb Boik on 9th October 2014

"Happy birthday to you Wayne, I use to call you on your birthday every year and sing the Marilyn Monroe version of "happy birthday to you" and you would just laugh at loud! Probably because I tried so hard to make it feel so real like she did!! :) You are and always will be in our thoughts and prayers. We Miss you and have a lifetime of memories!
Until we see you again our friend, love, Al and Deb :)"

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 7th October 2014

"We laid Wayne's ashes to rest Saturday October 4th.  He had a very special place that he had chosen and I along with his very best friends Al Boik, Jerry & Brenda Pohlman, Brian & Rhonda Bystrom, Brad & Tanya Bystrom & Beth (Bystrom). It was a special weekend to remember Wayne & say our final goodbyes!  A video was posted for those of you who weren't able to come."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 17th September 2014

"Had to say good bye to another piece of Wayne last Sunday. Our hunting dog Nate was adopted into a good hunting family. He needed another man to give him the hunting trips that I can no longer give him without Wayne."

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 19th March 2014

"It's hard to believe that you have been gone a year today. Seems like yesterday we were sitting down to pancakes & bacon for breakfast. Thank you for being in my life. I love and miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Diana Underdahl on 9th October 2013

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAYNER!!!!  WE REMEMBER MANY OF YOUR BIRTHDAYS, AND MANY COLD ONES WITH YOU AND AL, BECAUSE HIS BIRTHDAY WAS ON THE 3RD. GOOD TIMES!!!
HAPPY DAY            HAVE ONE FOR US!
KENNY AND DIANA"

This tribute was added by Amber Tonn on 9th October 2013

"Missing you extra today Pop...sending lots of love <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 9th October 2013

"Today would have been Wayne's 65th birthday. Happy Birthday Honey! I hope they have a cold Bud for you to celebrate! I love and miss you every day!"

This tribute was added by Amber Tonn on 7th July 2013

"In true Wayne fashion we will cheers to my Dad and a life well lived at a party on  AUGUST 10th from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the home of Brenda Tonn.... So please come celebrate Wayne Tonn's life at a BBQ on the lake:

6244 294th St. E., Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Please RSVP to Brenda @ (507) 263-3743 or millsbk@hotmail.com"

This tribute was added by leann tonn on 29th April 2013

"Wayne i will miss u big brother.the night Gary, Mark and me fishing Canada and the northwest territories the motor scooter riding pheasant hunting in Starbuck we stole dads Plymouth and in the ditch we went.u cliff and me carp spearing the back waters all the fun things we had mom was hell on us we switch it and Sig got it good .im sure going to miss u.luv u forever bro Greg"

This tribute was added by Kristina Tonn on 22nd April 2013

"Auntie Deb, Amber & Sara,

     "my thoughts and prayers to you girls, the family, friends & all who had as chance to meet my uncle. Its never easy when we lose loved one, but lets take the time to remember the good times and celebrate Waynes life. forever loved and missed"

This tribute was added by Brenda Tonn on 14th April 2013

"It has been nearly a month since Wayne left us. In one fleeting moment I lost my hunting and fishing buddy. My husband and best friend. I miss our evenings together just talking and catching up on the days events. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you Wayne. Your always in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Diana Underdahl on 28th March 2013

""Wayner"  rented from us for 3 years..and this web site isn't big enough for all the stories we could tell....fun time....We had great times with Al, Deb and Wayner.  We will miss the great fish fries Wayne and Brenda put on. He was always so pround of his catch, he had to share.  Iam sure he has already found a fishing hole. God Bless   Kenny and Diana"

This tribute was added by James Hoober on 27th March 2013

"I so miss popping into your office every morning at work to smile and ask you how your day is going and how you were fairing!! The return look on your your face and your laugh made the day worthwhile. Rest well!"

This tribute was added by Bob Lorentz on 26th March 2013

"I will never forget the fishing trip to Great slave.The group was Wayne,Greg,Mark,Jerry,Dick and myself.What a blast!
   How about those canoe trips?
   Great memories,great guy,gonna miss you Wayne."

This tribute was added by leann tonn on 25th March 2013

"Brenda, Amber, & Sara:
I am so sorry for your loss. Greg & I have you all in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by so many."

This tribute was added by leann tonn on 25th March 2013

"I worked with Wayne at the Ford plant for almost 18 years, I have also been married to his brother Greg for 17 years. While working at Ford with him, I only saw the business side of Wayne, but outside of the plant,he only had a few things about himself to talk about. His love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing and above all else, his love for his daughters."

This tribute was added by bill hart on 25th March 2013

"I have known your Dad for about 13 years and we used fish on lake mil lacs on the Ford annual fishing trip. He would always talk about his two girls. He will be greatly missed"

This tribute was added by Tonja Rolfson on 25th March 2013

"Your dad and my husband Brad Bystrom worked at the Ford Plant for years. We went pheasant hunting in North Dakota with your dad before the oil boom. It was really fun. He was such a character. A tough exterior with a big heart. He was so proud of you girls. He talked about you a lot. I am so sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by alison lutterman on 24th March 2013

"Wayne was my brother-in-law.  We usually kicked back at Thanksgivings and Christmas.  I carved the Thanksgiving turkey and made sure Wayne got his favorite bits before the long line at a Lutterman gathering started.  At Christmas Wayne and I would hide in the kitchen catching up while the chaos of gift opening was going on in the living room.  Those were good chats."

This tribute was added by Denise Lutterman on 24th March 2013

"One Christmas at Betty and Bill's.I hugged a couple of my brother-in-laws to wish them 'Merry Christmas'. Wayne was sitting at the table - his back to me, and was making fun of my displays of affection (in his teasing, fun style). To get even...I gave him a big hug from behind, & while I had his arms pinned, I gave him a huge wet smooch on the cheek! That was the only time I saw him blush!"

This tribute was added by Amy Richardson on 24th March 2013

"I never met Wayne, but he gave me a lifelong friend, Amber Nicole Tonn, for which I am forever grateful.

Thank you, Wayne. I owe you one ; )

amy"

This tribute was added by Dina Cucuz on 24th March 2013

"I never got the chance to meet Wayne, but I know that his legacy lives on in his two amazing daughters and granddaughter.  I've known Amber over 10 years now, and I do know that Wayne raised a strong, confident and independent woman, I'm certain he looks down on her now with glowing love and pride."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Riley on 24th March 2013

"Wayne and I worked together at Ford and he stopped by my office many times to just chat and let off steam.  Your Dad and I went on many motorcycle trips with the 'damn' neighbors and we had so much fun.  We had one memorable trip to Sturgis one year where it rained and Wayne was the only one who took his motorcycle into his tent with him so it wouldn't get wet.  I love his picture!"

This tribute was added by Janice Lutterman on 24th March 2013

"I can't think of any specific stories, but I do remember his smile and his laugh.  When I think of him, I see him sitting next to your Grandpa Bill at their kitchen table just chatting.  Those times were long ago, but I bet they are catching up now!  Goodbye Wayne, you are missed by many!"

This tribute was added by vicky king on 24th March 2013

"Perhaps they are not really stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved one shines down to let us know they are happy. RIP Wayne."

This tribute was added by Amber Tonn on 24th March 2013

"Thank you Janie for being the first to share your love and support here!  Brenda, Sara and I are checking the site often and we'd love to see more stories, tributes and photos to help us remember my Dad.  

Thank you for sharing in his life!"

This tribute was added by Janie Newborg on 22nd March 2013

"In all the years I've known Wayne, I've never seen him happier about anything than he was about his first grandchild.  His face lit up at any mention of her.  I'm certain he watching her every move now and will for the rest of her life.

Rest well Wayne.  Your were loved and you are missed."


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