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Rev. Bryan L. Ton dies at 59

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Rev. Bryan L. Ton, 59 of Forest, Indiana formerly of Kewanna, Ind. passed away at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Howard Regional Healthcare System, Kokomo after a 2 1/2 year battle with colon cancer.

Born on January 19, 1948 in Hartford, Michigan, He was the son of the late Lewis and Gertrude (Dabbert) Ton, both of whom preceded him in death.

On October 13, 1973 he married Beverly A. Vannatta, she survives in Forest, Ind..

He is also survived by a daughter, Regen Ton of Bloomington; sons, Ian J. Ton (Liz) of Washington D.C., Joshua D. Ton of Bloomington; and Dirk W. Ton of Lafayette; brothers, Ronald Lewis Ton of Michigan City, Richard Lewis Ton of Michigan City, and Kevin Lewis Ton of Chesterton.

He was also preceded in death two sisters, Shirley Rochelle Ton and Infant Kimberly Rochelle.

He was a 1966 Graduate of Elston High School, Michigan City. He attended Indiana University, graduated from Purdue University, and he received his Masters of Divinity from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.

He was an Army National Guard and Air Force Veteran, he formerly taught English and German at Elston Jr. and Sr. High School, Michigan City. A gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor, he enjoyed music, children, good conversation, and the occasional bad pun.

Rev. Ton was an Elder in the North Indiana Conference of United Methodist Churches where he served churches in St. Joseph County, Angola, Dyer, Kewanna/Pleasant Hill, Athens, Bippus, Alexandria, Reynolds/Yeoman and Forest, Indiana.

A Memorial Service will be held at Noon Wednesday, March 21 at Forest United Methodist Church, 9383 E. 600 N. Forest, Indiana 46039

Visitation will be from from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until the service.

Graveside Services and Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna, Ind. with Visitation immediately following at the Kewanna United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Floral Arrangements may be sent to either Forest United Methodist Church or Kewanna United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Harrison- Metzger Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel and Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com .

 

Posted 3/20/2007

 

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