Kenneth Tonn


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Posted Online: April 26, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Kenneth Charles Tonn, 87, of East Moline, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Visitation is Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military rites will be conducted by the Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Church or the American Heart Association.
Kenny was born on Sept. 5, 1925, in Rock Island, the son of Harry Louis and Irene Zirkel Tonn. He married Naida Lea Breitenbach in 1946.
Kenny worked as an auto body foreman at Warren Chevrolet for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He proudly served his country in the Navy in the South Pacific Theater during World War II.
He was a member of Christ the King Church, the Moline American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Navy Veterans Breakfast Club, Davenport Moose Club and Moline Elks Club.
Kenny loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and he and Naida spent many years wintering in Florida.
He enjoyed all sports, especially the Cubs and Bears and was a medal winner in the Senior Olympics.
His other interests included flying, tennis, downhill skiing, sailing, speed skating and bicycling.
Surviving are his wife, Naida; daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine and Michael Petersmith, Susan Newton, Kerrie Tonn and Janet and Doug Hoegner; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Jeanette Tonn; grandchildren, Marisa (Jeff) Underbrink, Brendan Petersmith, Robert (Jenny) Newton, Amber (Mike) Nawrocki, Holly (Evan) Reineking, Todd (Kindra) Hoegner, Brian Hoegner, Chad Hoegner, Troy (Jolene) Hoegner, and Kevin and Kyle Tonn; and great-grandchildren, Elise and Lydia Reineking, and Samuel and Hannah Hoegner and Annabelle and Rhett Underbrink. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister; and son-in-law, Bill Newton.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at deroofuneralhome.com.












 




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