Roland Otto Tonn, born May 21, 1941, in Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital in Brookfield on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at the age of 81. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Mary Buhl and Carri Tonn, his grandchildren, Madelyn Buhl and Cameron Buhl, and son-in-law, Neil Buhl. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Libby” Tonn April 26, 2018.
Roland was born in Lansing, Michigan on May 21, 1941, the son of Roland O. and Eloise (nee: Camburn) Tonn. He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. In 1967 he married the former Elizabeth Howard.
Roland was a successful City Planner for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) and worked for both the cities of Waukesha and Oconomowoc, as well as held leadership roles with AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners).
Roland was raised a faithful Lutheran and, as an adult, was devoted to the Ascension Lutheran Congregation, where he served in several roles including Sunday school teacher, usher, and greeter.
Roland was an avid movie buff, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and playing sheepshead with his friends in his card club.
Roland will be deeply missed by his family and friends, who will always cherish the memories.
Visitation will be held June 1, 2023 at Ascension Lutheran Church 1415 Dopp St. Waukesha, WI 53188, from 10:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at www.randledable.com
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