|Lonny Colden, 42|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Lonny “Tyke” Colden, 42, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at his home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 11, at Evangelical Covenant Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Merrill Kindall officiating. Military honors were provided by American Legion Eklund-Holmstrom Post 117 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Lonny Royal Colden was born April 30, 1963 in Warroad, the son of Daryl and Sharon (Johnston) Colden. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Warroad. He grew up and attended Warroad grade school and high school. He attended Northland Community and Technical College earning a degree in Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design.
Tyke entered the United States Navy March 26, 1981 and was honorably discharged May 28, 1985 at an E-4 rank. He served on the USS Spruance as a sonar technician.
In December 1984, Tyke was united in marriage to Susan Estegard from New York and divorced approximately three years later.
Tyke was a cabinet maker, truck driver, worked construction, remodeled houses and was a logger. He enjoyed hunting, camping and restoration of vintage vehicle’s.
He is survived by a daughter, Christine Colden of California; mother, Sharon Seurer of Thief River Falls; brothers, Bart Colden of Thief River Falls, Brett Colden of Red Lake Falls and Brandon Seurer of Thief River Falls and grandmother, Elma Johnston of Thief River Falls.
Tyke was preceded in death by his father, Daryl Colden; brother, Lenny Colden; two grandfathers; and one grandmother.