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Lucius P. Tongen

Lucius P. Tongen

Aug. 1, 1917 - Aug. 18, 2008

CLARKFIELD -- Lucius Palmer Tongen, 91, of Clarkfield, died Monday at the Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bergen Lutheran Church in Stony Run Township. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

He was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Hazel Run to Jim and Inez (Isaacs) Tongen. He attended school in Hazel Run and then worked on many farms doing field work, other chores, threshing and filling silo.

He married Evelyn Stenson on April 7, 1940, in Stony Run Township. They lived and farmed in Lisbon Township for nearly 60 years. He moved into Valhalla Apartments in Clarkfield in 2006.

He was a member of the Bergen Lutheran Church and served as trustee and deacon. He was active in Farmers Union, Lisbon Township and was on the Clarkfield Elevator Board for more than 25 years.

He is survived by his son: Wayne (and Pat) Tongen of Clarkfield; two grandsons; and two brothers: Omar (and Hazel) Tongen of Clarkfield and Harlan (and Bernetta) Tongen of Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.