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Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 28, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted with the Rev. Mark Loder officiating. Urn bearers were Mr. Tonak’s grandchildren.
Owen Guy Tonak was born May 4, 1951, in Springfield, the son of Herman and Dorothy (Meyer) Tonak Jr.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On Aug. 18, 1990, he and Gloria (neé Hertzog) Kaczmarek were joined in holy marriage at Baylor County Park in Norwood.
He was formerly employed as a sheriff’s deputy for McLeod County for 30 years, retiring in 2005.
Mr. Tonak enjoyed his children and grandchildren, collecting guns — expecially antique guns, history, hunting, trapping and historic Fort Snelling.
He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 407, both in Winsted.
He is survived by his blushing bride, Gloria; four children, Sarah (Travis) Keith of Stewart, Hannah (William) Edwards of Jacksonville, N.C., Jason (Sara) Kaczmarek of Hutchinson and Ryan (Kari) Kaczmarek of Silver Lake; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Dawn (Jonathan) Tweit of Hendersonville, N.C., and Holly Pitts of Morgan; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Wade Tonak.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.