Walter Tonga, age 57, of Pine City passed away December 8th at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 13th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Dr. Harvey Martin officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bristol Cemetery in Bristol Township, Iowa.
Walter Corwin Tonga was born April 10, 1951 at Waterloo, Iowa to Ardell and Thelma (Garr) Tonga. He was baptized at Bristol Lutheran Church in Joyce, Iowa. Walter grew up and attended school in the Robbinsdale Crystal area. He has made his home in Pine City since 2003.
Walter loved music, especially listening to his brother play the banjo. He enjoyed having his coffee and visiting with family and friends. Family activities were very important to Walter and their 4th of July celebrations were among his favorites.
Walter C. Tonga died December 8, 2008 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 28 days. Walter was preceded in death by a brother, Rodick Tonga.
He is survived by his parents, Ardell and Thelma Tonga of Harris; brother, Ronald (Roselyn) Tonga of Harris; sister, Ardella Skajewski of St. Francis; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.