Tony Haken was born on August 30, 1926, in Rushmore, Minnesota to the late John and Tena (Jacobs) Haken. He graduated from Murray County on June 25, 1941. Tony enlisted in the United States Army in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On September 19, 1947, Tony was united in marriage to Joyce Lamkin in Sayler Park, Ohio. After marriage, Tony and Joyce farmed south of Storden for over fifty years. Tony and Joyce were blessed with two children, Bob and Bonnie. After retirement, they purchased a home in Windom in 2004. Tony enjoyed sports, watching wrestling and most of all, his family, especially his grandchildren.
On Monday, November 21, 2011, Tony fell and was taken to the Windom Area Hospital in Windom where he passed away on Wednesday, November 23rd at the age of 85.
Tony was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windom.
Tony is survived by his wife, of sixty-four years, Joyce Haken of Windom; two children, Bob Haken and his wife, Peggy, of Jeffers; Bonnie Sellner of Mankato; three grandchildren, Shawn (Teresa) Haken; Eric (Kim) Haken; Jackie Sellner; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Mitchell, Dalton, Lexi and Hunter; four siblings, Hugo Haken of Slayton; Bill Haken of Worthington; Tena (Haken) Swan of Slayton; Marvin (Jesse) Haken of Eagle River, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.
Tony is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.
"If you can't be good, be careful"~Tony Haken
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my grandpa tony was very very nice to me
Joyce, Bonnie. & Jaclyn Sellner - Our hearts ache for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Hold close your precious memories. God bless.
Haken family: Our hearts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for the loss of a great and funny man. May God continue to Bless you and your family.
Our sympathy to the Haken Family on the passing of Tony. He always had time for a few words of teasing..and was fun to talk to.
Eric, you have our heartfelt sympaty at loss of your grandpa....
Haken Family: My thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of your father/grandfather. Lean on your family and friends for support. God bless you all during this difficult time.