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,
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
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,
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
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
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