Omar Berdell Tongen, 86, of Clarkfield, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m., at Hazel Run Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Owen Derrick
Omar was born August 26, 1925, son of Jim and Inez (Isaacs) Tongen. He farmed with his father and brothers near Montevideo. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the Hazel Run Lutheran Church for 60 years.
Omar and Hazel Johnson were united in marriage on February 5, 1949 at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. They were the parents of eight children: Dianne, Danny, Duane, David, Darlene, Dennis, Douglas, and Danette. They farmed near Hazel Run for many years. He started driving truck and over the years he drove for Dawson Mills, Viessman Trucking and Crosby, before he retired with safe driving awards.
Omar is survived by his wife, Hazel, and his children: Dianne and Don Sampson of Willmar, Danny of Tallahassee, FL, Duane and Connie Tongen of Clarkfield, David Tongen of Clarkfield, Darlene and Doug Viessman of Mankato, Dennis Tongen of Montevideo, Douglas and Gail Tongen of Hutchinson and Danette Kvistad of Burnsville. Omar and Hazel have 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren as well as many other family members and friends.
Arrangements were with Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield. jhlynner.com