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Sunday October 6th, 2019
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Monday October 7th, 2019

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Lonny Ray Thostenson

Funeral Service for Lonny Thostenson will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday October 7, 2019 at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Pastor Steve Schwartz and Pastor Kent Otterman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Hartland. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday (10/6) at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Lonny Ray Thostenson, age 56 of Geneva, passed away on October 1, 2019.

Lonny was born on August 1, 1963 to Wilferd and Mary (Johnson) Thostenson. He was baptized with his aunt Sara in 1963 at Salem Lutheran Church. He was confirmed at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Lonny graduated in 1982 from Ellendale High School. After high school he moved to Geneva and married Sandy Jacobson in 1985. Together they had two children and later divorced. 

Lonny was skilled at many things and had many different jobs. Some of those included: Geneva Pork, Broskoff Structures, Farmstead and his most recent was as an electrician at ALMCO. Along with all of these Lonny also enjoyed his time farming and tending to his livestock. In his freetime Lonny liked to fish, ride snowmobile, and take vacations with his kids. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends; especially his grandson.

Lonny is survived by his children Cortney (Robert) Cottrell and Reed (Alison Wangen); grandson Wyatt; step grandson Adam; parents Wilferd and Mary; siblings Brian (Vickie), Darin (Donise), Jody (fiance Darris DeSart); aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother Donald; grandparents Willie and Elsie; cousin Mike; grandparents Donna and Harry Johnson; and aunt Sara Johnson.     

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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on October 5, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy to all of Lonnie's family. Lonnie worked with Keith and I for many years at Geneva Pork.
Blessed be his memory.

Marilyn Goslee Jurrens Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Ellendale/Geneva Class of 1982 on October 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on October 2, 2019

With deepest sympathy, Stacey, Brent, Abby, Emma, Kristy, Scott, Preston, Kari, Hailey and Denny.

Expression of Sympathy Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM