Tonya Brundige, 55

Tonya Kay Brundige, age 55, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 25, 1965 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late John Jr. and Pauline (Crawford) Cline.

Tonya has been a life long resident of Three Rivers. She courageously worked her way up through the Three Rivers School System starting as a recess aide, moving to school secretary, and eventually retiring because of illness in 2019 as Head of Technology for St. Joseph County Schools. Tonya touched many lives both young and old during her career.

Tonya was an avid member of the Three Rivers Elks Lodge 1248 where she served multiple positions during her tenure and was an Exalted Ruler. She truly loved Elks children’s functions especially the Christmas party and Bike Rodeo.

Tonya was very independent and enjoyed playing piano, painting, ceramics, crocheting, and cooking for family and friends during special events. She loved her Harley Davidson. Most of all Tonya loved her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren…and all things Christmas.

Tonya was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Richard “Rick” Cline.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, three daughters, Leah (Keith) Salzman, Staci (Bryant) Haas, and Erika (Randy) Gose; one brother, Johnny (Kim) Cline III; nine beloved grandchildren, Lucas and Hayden Olivia Kay Salzman, Areanna, Deakon, and Miles Gose, and Brayden, Bayleigh, Landon, and Connor Haas. As well as the entire Gowen family.

The Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Derl Keefer officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery following services.

Memorial donations may be left to Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248.

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