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Lillian D. Tonn, 85

Lillian Doris Tonn, age 85, of Howard Lake, formerly of Lester Prairie, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in Howard Lake.

Lillian was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Silver Lake, the daughter of Emil and Theresa (Juncewski) Ruzicka. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and later confirmed and baptized in the Lutheran faith at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Lillian was united in marriage to Hilton Tonn Oct. 9, 1957, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Their union was blessed with a daughter.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris (Arlen) Westphal of Montrose; grandchildren Richard Tonn, Kristine Westphal, Aaron Westphal and special friend Melissa, Christopher Westphal, and Krystle (Mitch) Payne; great-grandsons Dylan and Oliver; sisters Rose Thiel of Glencoe, and Sophie Harens of Hutchinson; and nephew and nieces Ray and Sue Thiel, and Theresa Harens.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton; parents Emil and Theresa Ruzicka; brothers Ernest and Leo Ruzicka; brothers-in-law Leo Harens and Wilfred Thiel; and sister-in-law Jeanette Ruzicka.

A celebration of Lillian’s life took place Tuesday April 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, April 19 at the church from 4 to 8 p.m., and continued Tuesday for one hour, prior to the service.

Casket bearers were Richard Tonn, Aaron Westphal, Joel Zellmann, Jason Ernst, Chris Dossett, and Earl Kern.

The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted is proud to have served the family; www.chilsonfuneralhome.com