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January 23, 2019

5/23/2018 9:29:00 AM
Tony Klaassen

Tony Klaassen, 50, of Mankato, formerly of Windom, died May 9, 2018, at his home in Mankato.
Two Celebration of Life services will be held. The first is Thursday at 4 p.m., at Hosanna Lutheran Church (Main) in Mankato with Pastor Steve Kosberg officiating.
Special music will be provided by Sarah Keller, Pam Schultze and Darren Scruggs.
Casket bearers and honorary bearers will be staff of Haugbeck Homes.
Visitation will be held Thursday at the church for one hour prior to the service. Visitation will continue Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom.
The second service will be held Friday noon at LaCanne Family Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Special music will be provided by Pete Byam.
Casket bearers and honorary bearers will be Chris Zimmerman, Rod Viessman, Perry Flatgard, Pat Flatgard, Robert Anderson, Scott Riesgraf, Greg Griffin, Louis Malchow, Carol Harder, Amy Jo Larson and Pete Byam.
Burial will follow Friday service at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Tony Klaassen was born Dec. 20, 1967, to James and Loni Klaassen in Madelia. He was baptized at Madelia Lutheran Church.
At age 5, he began attending school at Lakeview in Worthington. Tony always loved his mom picking him up and bringing him home for the weekend.
Tony graduated from Worthington High School and celebrated with a trip to Nashville with his mom.
He lived in New Ulm before settling in Mankato at Haugbeck Homes. He worked at MRCI.
He was recently placed in hospice care.
Tony was a longtime member of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato.
He enjoyed country music and would often play "DJ" in his own music studio. As a child, Tony's favorite country music singer was Windom's Pete Byam.
Tony also was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. Over the years, he met many sports stars.
He will be remembered for his smile and big hugs.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Loni Klaassen.
Survivors include his father, Jim Klaassen of Windom; two sisters, Tierney Viessman of Canby and Tiffany (Scott) Riesgraf of Mankato; five nieces and nephews; two uncles, Ted (Virginia) Fuller of Fargo, N.D.; and Eugene Muller of Windom; and godmother, Naomi Evans of Wayzata.

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