Marvin Martin Tonn (84) of Mason


Published on March 30 2014 5:18 pm

Marvin Martin Tonn, 84, of Mason, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Harvest Methodist Church in Edgewood, IL. with viewing one hour prior to service. Jeff Morrison will be officiating. Burial will be at Mason Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center , Harvest Methodist Church or donor's choice.

Marvin was born on October 10, 1929 in Mason township, IL., son of Ernest and Amelia (Schaefer) Tonn. He married Shirley Summann on July 24, 1954 in Augsberg, IL., who preceded him in death on February 12, 1958. He then married Mary (Kirby) Mason on August 9, 1974 in Decatur, IL., who also preceded him in death on December 13, 2003. He was a life time farmer who enjoyed working and loved horses. Marvin also worked at Norge, Best Homes and Howell Construstion. He was a member of the Mason Township Broad, Farm Bureau and the Mason United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his brother, Albert Tonn (wife Cindy) of Mason, IL.; sister, Ruth Magnus (husband Hilmer) of Farina, IL.; son-in-law, Leon Wendte (wife Jane) of Shumway, IL., granddaughter: Terri Hummel (husband Brent)of Hot Springs, AR., Step-children: Harry O. "Bud" Mason, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Nancy Howerton of Effingham, Karen Prather (husband Gary) of Mt. Carmel, IL, Cheryl Evans of Plano, TX and Susan Ahten (husband Randy) of Altamont, IL. and 13 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He is also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter: Karen Wendte, and sister: Esther (Tonn) Webster.