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April 24, 1939 - February 24, 2012

John was born April 24, 1939 in Canton, Minnesota to Ted and Eunice (Starks) Tostenson.  He was a self employed logger and lived in the Humbird, Wisconsin, LaCrescent and Lanesboro, Minnesota areas.  He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, working on lawn mowers and trucks, and especially spending time with his family.

John passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at Winona Health in Winona, Minnesota at the age of 72.

John is survived by three children Rebecca Tostenson of Lanesboro, John (Leslie) Tostenson, Jr., of Peterson, Minnesota, and Sarah (Philip) Reed of Lanesboro; three step children Travis Hillman of Rushford, Bobbie Hillman of Whithall, Wisconsin, and Alecia (Chuy) Castillo of Alma Center, Wisconsin; six grandchildren; eleven step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers Leonard (Kitty)  of Houston, Minnesota, and David (Kris) of Rushford; three sisters Jean Blaney of Star, Mississippi, Elaine (Duane) Kipp of Festina, Iowa, and Esther (Ed) Zimmerman of Pella, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents Eunice Tostenson Brown and Ted Tostenson; a daughter LaLonnie; two sisters Rose and Mary Ann; and a brother Raymond.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, Minnesota.  Burial will be in the Elliota Cemetery in rural Canton.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

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