Obit: Tonn, Franklin (1889 - 1948)

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Surnames: Tonn, Goetsch, Jakel, Johnson, Peterson, Ostenson, Dunow, Koerner, Hoff, Pohl, Meschifckl, Maki, Fredrickson, Schultz, Kuegler, Rosenquist, Lokken, McCorrison, Nissen, Koarp, Staples, Schulz, Virch, Beil, Marquardt, Weber, Sturner, Wolf

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/29/1948

Tonn, Franklin (5 Nov. 1889 - 22 Jan. 1948)

Franklin Tonn, a Curtiss tavern keeper for many years, died last Thursday evening of a heart attack at the age of 58 years. Funeral services were held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran church Monday, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating, and internment was made in the Pine Hill cemetery. Honorary and active pall bearers were Chas. and Wm. Jakel, Henry Johnson, Henry Peterson, Melvin Ostenson, Otto Dunow, Ervin Koerner, George Hoff and Dick Pohl. The floral tributes were in charge of Mabel and Arlene Meschifckl, Mrs. Wilko Maki, Mrs. Raymond Fredrickson, Mrs. Clarence Schultz, Mrs. Albert Schultz, Mrs. Herbert Kuegler and Mrs. Harvey Rosenquist. Arthur Lokken, accompanied by Mrs. Jack McCorrison, sang "Savior Lead Me" and "Abide With Me."

Death occurred on the old Tonn home farm, where he was taking his aged mother, Mrs. Frank Tonn, Sr., after she was visiting for the day with the Franklin Tonns in the village.

He became ill just as he arrived at the home of his brother, Arthur, and was helped into the house by his wife and mother, where he died before the doctor arrived.

Franklin Tonn was born Nov. 5, 1889, on the same farm where he died. He was married May 22, 1912, to Anna Schultz of Dorchester, Wisconsin.

Surviving besides his wife and mother are a son, Harold, Owen; a grandson, James; two brothers, Paul, Milwaukee; and Arthur on the home farm; and three sisters, Mrs. Martin (Bertha) Nissen, Glidden; Mrs. Wm. (Anna) Koarp, San Gabriel, Calif., and Mrs. Ray (Hattie) Staples, of Medford, Wis.

The high esteem in which he was held by his friends was shown by the many beautiful floral tributes and $200 given the Lutheran church in his memory.

Out of town relatives attending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tonn and Paul, Jr., and Bertha and Gertie Schulz of Milwaukee, Mrs, Amanda Virch and sons, Meron, Jr., of Pestigo and Clifford Virch of Oconto, Mrs. Marlin Nissen and daughter, Mrs. M. Beil, of Glidden, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Staples and son of Medford, Paul Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schultz and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schultz of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fredrickson of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Wilko Maki, Wm. Schultz and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rosenquist of Owen. Among the out of town friends were Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Marquardt of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. M. Wolf and Mr. and Mrs.Fred Weber of Dorchester and Mrs. Carla Sturner of Stanley.



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