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Norman Diedrick Carl Tonjes

I am a Veteran.Norman Diedrick Carl Tonjes
January 10, 1927 -  November 21, 2019

Norman Diedrick Carl Tonjes age 92, of Scribner
Died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Hooper Care Center.

Norman was born on January 10, 1927 at Scribner, NE. He was baptized February 20, 1927 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church by Pastor Rhode. He was confirmed August 25, 1940 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church by Rev. Hugo Welchert. He attended School District #35 and graduated from Scribner High School on May 26, 1944. Norman served in the Army, stationed in Japan. He spent his lifetime farming and raising cattle.

He married Norma Koester on January 10, 1954 by Rev. E.L. Borgmeyer at Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by wife, Norma. 5 children: Susan Robinson, Daniel Tonjes & wife Carol, Linda Deinert and husband Melvin, Barbara Svec and husband Mark, and Pamela Tonjes. He enjoyed visits from his 4 grandchildren: Eric Tonjes and wife Elizabeth, Sara Tonjes, Melinda Deinert, and Scott Deinert and wife Megan. He also enjoyed being with his 4 great-grandchildren: Rebekah, Canaan, and Silas Tonjes, and Hudson Deinert. He is also survived by sister-in-law Ann Tonjes.

Norman was preceeded in death by father and mother George and Martha Hilbers Tonjes, brothers and sisters Clarence and Annie Tonjes, Grace and Howard Gunderson, Mildred and Ed Fahrenholz, Evelyn and Maurice Swanson, George Tonjes, Valenda and Donald Poppe, and son-in-law Earl Robinson.

Norman liked to fish and watch ball games. He was a member of the Scribner American Legion Post #121 and West Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4912. He served on the school board of District #12, Scribner Rural Fire Department, the Co-op board, and the Good Samaritan Board.

The funeral will be 11am Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Johnís Ridgeley Lutheran Church, southwest of Scribner. Burial will follow in the St. Johnís Ridgeley Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the St. Johnís Ridgeley Cemetery Association. Visitation will be Sunday 2pm to 6pm with the family present from 2pm to 4pm at Ludvigsenís Scribner Funeral Chapel.

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