Kenny Tostenson, 83, of Montevideo, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Brookside Senior Living in Montevideo. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Kenneth Dean Tostenson was born May 20, 1936, to Edwin and Eleanora (Gulden) Tostenson, in Montevideo. He was baptized and confirmed at Jevnaker Lutheran Church. He attended District 64 Country School, Milan School, and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1954.
Kenny was united in marriage to Sally Stokke on Nov. 28, 1954, in rural Montevideo. To this union five children were born. Sally passed away in 1988. Kenny was united in marriage to Darlene Tufto on Jan. 6, 1989, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
He was an entrepreneur at a young age. During his younger years he hauled gas, delivered seed corn and worked for the railroad. He later started Tostenson Road Construction, and then started Tostenson Inc. in the garbage and recycling business. He was community-minded and served on the Montevideo School Board for two terms, Montevideo Jaycees, Montevideo Golf Club, and taught Sunday School.
Kenny lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go hunting, fishing, golfing, and snowmobiling. He especially enjoyed his time at Lake Miltona and Hawk Creek hunting camp with family and friends and entertaining them at the lake. Celebrating birthdays was a very special time for him.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Becky Dahl, Stacy (and George) Geerdes, Lonny Tostenson, Perry (and Lori) Tostenson, all of Montevideo, and Randy (and Mary) Tostenson, of Olathe, Kansas; three step-children, Ken Tufto, of Dawson, Stacy Tufto, of Montevideo, and Alan Tufto, of Dawson; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; brother, Arlo (and Janet) Tostenson, of Montevideo; brothers-in-law, Wayne Gustafson, of Montevideo, and Mike (and Rose) Stokke, of Owatonna, sister-in-law Sybil (and David) Zimmerman, of Austin, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Preceded him in death were his parents, wife, Sally, son-in-law, Richard Dahl; daughter-in-law, Nancy Tostenson; sisters, Burt Larson and Dorothy Gustafson, and brothers-in-law, Wally Larson and Ken Anderson.
Wing-Bain Funeral Home, of Montevideo, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.