HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                           Monday, June 22, 1998

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Larry W. Tonjum, 54, of Havre died Monday, June 22, 1998

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OBITUARIES

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THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                Tuesday, June 23, 1998

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LARRY W. TONJUM

  Larry W. Tonjum, 54, lifelong Havre area resident, died of cancer Monday.

  Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church in Havre, burial of ashes in Highland Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church.

  He was born May 3, 1944, in Havre, and graduated from Havre High School. He attended Northern Montana College and spent most of his life farming in the St. Joe community area.

  In 1963, he married Darlene Olson in Havre.

  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

  Survivors include his wife of Havre; three daughters, Carra Palmer, and Janet Haas of Havre, and Julia Katrovitz of Virgina; a brother, Paul Tonjum of Havre; and four grandchildren.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                          Tuesday, June 23, 1998

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LARRY W. TONJUM

  Larry W. Tonjum, 54, lifelong Havre area resident, died Monday, June 22, 1998, of cancer.

  Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Havre with the Rev. Walter J. Kirkegaard officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at Highland Cemetery following the memorial service.

  Tonjum was born May 3, 1944, to Ingvar and Bernice (Bronson) Tonjum in Havre. He graduated from Havre High School and attended Northern Montana College. A lifetime farmer, he took over his fathers homestead north of Havre in the St. Joe community area.

  He married Darlene Olson in Havre in 1963.

  He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.

  Tonjum is survived by his wife, Darlene of Havre; three daughters, Carra Palmer, and Janet Haas of Havre, and Julia Katrovitz of Virgina; one brother, Paul tonjum of Havre; and four grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.

  Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH - HAVRE, MONTANA

A CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION

        IN MEMORY OF

    LARRY WILLIAM TONJUM

Born May 3, 1944 - Died June 22, 1998

Memorial Servicemheld on June 25, 1998 at 11:00 A.M.

 

Orgin Prelude

 

Opening Liturgy                                                    Page 206

 

Entrance Hymn        This is My Father's House                     #554

 

Liturgy Of The Word

    Psalm                        Psalm 23

    The Lesson                   Revelation 21:1-6

    Gospel                       John 14:1-7

 

Special Music       "There is Peace in the Valley"

 

Obituary

 

Special Music       "How Great Thou Art"

 

Sermon

 

Special Music       "On The Wings Of A Dove"

 

Confession Of Faith

 

Paryers

 

Lord's Prayer

 

Commendation

 

Closing Hymn         Children Of The Heavenly Father                  #474

 

Postlude

 

OFFICIANT...........................................Rev. Walter J. Kirkegaard

ORGANIST.........................................................Mary Stevens

SOLOIST............................................................David Rice

CROSS BEARER.....................................................Louie Lotton

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                         HONORARY PALLBEARERS

                     Ron Knutson - Otto Baltrush

                        Brian Morse - Ed Rice

                     Earl Johnson - Lloyd Haines

                   Russell Rismon - Bill Hinebauch

                           L.M. Petterson

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                          LARRY W. TONJUM

  Larry W. Tonjum, 54, lifelong Havre area resident, died of cancer Monday, June 22, 1998.

  Larry was born May 3, 1944 in Havre, the son of Ingvar and Bernice (Bronson) Tonjum He graduated from Havre High School and attended Northern Montana College. A lifetime farmer, he took over his fathers homestead north of Havre in the St. Joe Community area.

  Larry married Darlene Olson in Havre at First Lutheran Church in 1963. Larry was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church. Most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.

  He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Havre; three daughters, Carra Palmer and Janet Haas of Havre and Julia Katrovitz of Virgina; one brother, Paul tonjum of Havre; and 4 grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Memorial services will be held at First Lutheran Church in Havre on Thursday , June 25, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Walter J. Kirkegaard officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at Highland Cemetery following the memorial service.  Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church.

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From insert in Funeral Program:

These past four months have been full of many emotions:

  First of all, such sadness for a diagnosis and prognosis that would take the life from the 54-year-old man that I have lived and worked with and loved for nearly 35 years.

  Next came the thankfulness to God that there would be time to get our "Ducks in a Row" as Larry and I referred to the process of taking care of important  matters. We were  given that time and tried to use it wisely. He was able to direct and take part in all matters of business amd family. He was given the time to say his good-byes to friends and family. He treasured his friends and was so appreciative of all of the care and concern that so many showed to him and to me during these last months.

  Larry's biggest concern following his diagnosis was never for himself. He was concerned for me as I would be alone and no longer have the love and companionship that was such a treasure to both of us. He was next so saddened to be leaving his grandchildren. He was so proud to be able to begin to instill in these precious little ones his values and his heritage. He wanted to allow them to enjoy being a part of our farming life and to learn to love and appreciate that part of his life as much as he did. He knew our daughters would miss his presence in their lives, but he knew that each has a loving husband to help them through this.

  From the beginning of Larry's illness we both prayed for healing but if that was not to be, we prayed for his comfort through the illness. He wanted to not have pain and most of all, to stay at home withy me. Both of these prayers were answered. He was ill during and following chemotherapy treatments that he endured, but pain was just about nonexistent. He was able to stay at home for his entire illness. That is a gift that I will treasure forever. I was given the opportunity to love and care for my life long partner every day of his journey.

  He was in absolute peace during his entire illness. He knew where he was going. He just didn't know how soon he was going to get there.

  From the bottom of my heart I want to thank each and every one of you for all of your many ways that you have shown such care, concern, and love to Larry, me, and to our girls. The girls and I will treasure this for the rest of time. You have given us one of the greatest gifts that a person can ever recieve, to be loved and cared about by friends.

  I wish you all God's Peace.

               Darlene

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THE SENTINEL                                                                                  Wednesday July 1, 1998

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LARRY W. TONJUM

  Larry W. Tonjum, 54, lifelong Havre area resident, died Monday, June 22, 1998, of cancer.

  Tonjum was born May 3, 1944, to Ingvar and Bernice (Bronson) Tonjum in Havre He graduated from Havre High School and attended Northern Montana College. A lifetime farmer, he took over his fathers homestead north of Havre in the St. Joe community area.

  He married Darlene Olson in Havre in 1963.

  He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.

  Tonjum is survived by his wife, Darlene of Havre; three daughters, Carra Palmer, and Janet Haas of Havre, and Julia Katrovitz of Virgina; one brother, Paul Tonjum of Havre; and four grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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