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Maurice Gene Tonnies

Maurice Gene Tonnies   Maurice Gene Tonnies, age 78, of La Grange, Mo. died Monday, December 17, 2012.   He was born August 24, 1934 a son of Herbert Walter and Mildred I. (McReynolds) Tonnies of La Belle, Mo.

He married Dorothy (Dottie) Snodgrass on October. 31,1976.  She survives

He was a man of many talents and accomplishments.  He was a farmer, machinist, insurance agent, musician, band leader, pilot, aerial photographer, and best of all a father, grandfather, husband, and friend to many.

Maurice is survived by his wife Dottie of La Grange; one son, Rowland Kent Tonnies & wife Pam of Gilman City, Mo.; three daughters, Rebecca Jo Shoengood & husband Scott of Ewing, Mo., Beverly Ann Strieker and husband Richard of Maywood, Mo. and Linda Jean Hodges and husband David of Stafford, Mo; 2 step-daughters Cheryl Jean Snodgrass and Cynthia (Cindy) L. Casey both of La Grange, Mo; two brothers, Harold Dean Tonnies, wife Anna Marie of Bethel. Mo.,  Richard Keith Tonnies and wife Judy of Shelbyville, Mo; one sister, Maurita Jenness and husband Floyd of Clarence Mo; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-son Stephen Wayne Snodgrass.

Funeral services were Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange with Rev. Jeff Serafin officiating.  Burial was in Maywood Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Disabled Veterans or to the American Diabetes Association.

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