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David Toenjes 11/23/2011

David J. Toenjes age 67 of Amery died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview.  David was born the son of Edwin and Enid (Berg) Toenjes on September 20, 1944 in St. Paul, MN.  He graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School with the class of 1962.  On October 24, 1964, he married Jean Bratager in West St. Paul.  David worked as a welder specialist for NSP at the King Plant in Bayport, MN for 36 years retiring in 2000.  He loved to hunt and fish. David fed and watched his birds daily and was an avid Packer fan.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Edwin Toenjes.  David is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Jean Toenjes; children, Dan Toenjes, Doug (Lisa) Toenjes, Debbie (Gary) Obermueller, Scott (Teresa) Halldorson; grandchildren, Jessica, Shelbie, ChyAnne, Chaise, David, Teddy, Cole, Jared, Logan, Hannah, Kristen, Richard, and Erick; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alan (Barbra) Toenjes, Norman (Cheryl) Toenjes, Neil (Sherry) Toenjes, Kristin (Carlyle) Olsen, Eddie (Jane) Toenjes, Laurie (Bob) Waldbillig; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A memorial service was held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm at West Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Osceola.  Memorial visitation was also Saturday from 12:00-2:00 at the church.  Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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