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Luella “Lou” Tonn, 87

Apr 6, 2012

Blue Earth Luella “Lou” Tonn, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.

A Celebration of her life was held on April 5, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Brent Walker officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Lou was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Blue Earth, the daughter of A. Paul and Anna L. (Giese) Fuchs. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she attended schools. She was married to Walter F. Tonn on July 22, 1944, in Blue Earth. Lou was a homemaker and had worked at the Blue Earth cleaners for a short time. Walter died in 1968 and Lou began babysitting for many area families. She enjoyed her daycare and baking, sewing, flowers and her faithful dogs. She attended Faith Lutheran Brethren Church for many years.

Lou is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Lyle) Rippentrop, of Fairmont; son, Gary (Suzanne) Tonn, of Blue Earth; brother, Marvin Fuchs, of Blue Earth; brother-in-law, Armond Dobson, of Blue Earth; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; sister, Margaret Lytle; brothers, Theodore, Donald, Ed, and Herbert Fuchs; sister-in-law, Dorothy Dobson; brother-in-law, Clarence Tonn; and special friend, Vernon Clough.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com