MONONA/MINOCQUA-Henry “Hank” Tonar, age 84, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at home with his family by his side.
He was born on July 23, 1930, in Cudahy, Wis., the son of Larry and Bessie Tonar. He married Constance Hass on Feb. 14, 1953, in Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Hank and Connie started Hallmark Drywall in 1972, in Madison, and together they were in business until their retirement. They spent their retirement years summering in Minocqua and wintering in Arizona and Florida. Hank enjoyed his hobbies of Bocce Ball, woodworking and golf. At his 50th high school reunion he told friends his greatest accomplishment in life was “surviving, raising five daughters”.
Hank is survived by his daughters, Karen (Rick) Grosse of Madison, Patti (Gary) Hellenbrand of Waunakee, Lori (Tim) Julson of Stoughton, Jayne (Bob) Lindauer of Verona, and Kathleen Tonar of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Adam (Emily) Grosse, Jason (Julie) Grosse, Ali (Curtis) Daggett, Megan (Kilby) Willenburg, Lindsey (Joe) Gilbert, Jamie and Kelsey Hellenbrand, Ashley, Andrew, and Katie Julson, and Danielle and Tyler Lindauer; and 14 great-grandchildren. Hank is further survived by his brothers, Bob (Mary Ann) Tonar and Charles (Doris) Tonar; sisters Emily Landgraf and Betty Jane Kramer; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie, his parents and parents-in-law, Bill and Lee Hass; brother, Edward Tonar; sister, Alice Ross; and nephew, Dave Tonar. A memorial mass will be held at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, at 3 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. A luncheon will be served after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UW Carbone Cancer Center and Agrace HospiceCare. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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