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Tony LaFond

May 13, 1933 - March 19, 2008

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Highway 20 Church of Christ.

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Emil Joseph Tony LaFond, age 74, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. He was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts to Joseph and Doris LaFond.

Tony lived in Sweet Home for 31 years. Before that, he lived in Klamath Falls. He was in the Air Force from 1947-1954.

Tony worked at Bauman Saw Mill. He was a preacher for more than a year at Siletz Church. He loved being an active memeber of Hwy 20 Church of Christ. Emil was also a Hearing Aid Specialist for 30 years.

Tony loved gardening, yard work, bible studies, teaching bible studies, and preaching, when possible. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his spouse, Tina LaFond; children: Will and Marla Wheatley of Portland, SPC Brion and Ahna LaFond of Ft. Lewis, Washington, Lloyd and Kathy Bly of Sweet Home, Larry, Jeff, Toni, and Theresa LaFond of California; grandchildren: Brittni, Jered, Alyson, Zach, Amber, Cody, Shelby, and Jake; one great grandchild on the way; brothers: Donald and Felix LaFond and Robert Christian; sisters: Jennette LaFond Rice, Hazel LaFond O’Connell, and Betty Christian Boisvert of Massachusetts.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Doris LaFond, and brother, Henry LaFond, all of Massachusetts.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Highway 20 Church of Christ. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.