Tony  Klaassen
Tony Klaassen was born on December 20, 1967 in Madelia, Minnesota to James and Loni Klaassen. He was baptized at the Madelia Lutheran Church. At the age of 5, he started attending school at Lakeview in Worthington, MN. Tony loved when his mom would pick him up and bring him home for the weekend. Tony graduated from Worthington High School. He celebrated this with a trip to Nashville with his mom. He then lived in New Ulm before settling in Mankato at Haugbeck Homes. Tony worked at MRCI. He loved country music and could often be found playing DJ in his very own music studio. As a kid Tony's favorite country music singer was local Windommite Pete Byam. Tony was a diehard Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. This love was highlighted by meeting many sports stars throughout the years. Tony will be remembered for his infectious smile and big hugs.
Tony was recently placed in hospice care and passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his home in Mankato.
Tony was confirmed and was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom. While living and working in Mankato he regularly attended Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato.
Tony is survived by his father, Jim Klaassen of Windom; two sisters, Tierney Viessman of Canby and her children, Payton, Parker and Presley; Tiffany (Scott) Riesgraf of Mankato and their children, Abby and Benjamin; two uncle, Ted (Virginia) Fuller of Fargo, ND; Eugene Muller of Windom; and many friends and cousins.
Tony is preceded in death by his mom, Loni Klaassen; grandparents; and aunts and uncles.
His family finds comfort in knowing Tony is reunited with his mom. He has made a tremendous difference in many people's lives.
A special thanks to Hosanna Lutheran Church and Haugbeck Homes caring staff
A Celebration of Life Service for Tony Klaassen, age 50 of Mankato, formerly of Windom will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 24th at Hosanna Lutheran Church (Main) in Mankato, MN with Pastor Steve Kosberg officiating.
Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 24th at the Hosanna Lutheran Church (Main) in Mankato. Visitation will continue on Friday, May 25th, at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Condolences can be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.
Published on May 18, 2018

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