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Tonya Rectenwal (Christensen)

November 3, 1976 — January 7, 2022

Tonya M. Rectenwal, age 45, of Gowen, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

First and foremost, Tonya loved being a mom. She was a 1995 graduate of Central Montcalm High School and enjoyed photography, being outdoors, and four-wheeling. Tonya had a smile that would light up the room and a personality that made everyone around her happy. She loved being around people and loved spending time with her many friends.

Surviving Tonya is her father and step-mother, Kurt & Bobbie Christensen of Edmore; husband, Jacob “Drew” Rectenwal of Gowen; daughter, Kennedy Dunham of Gowen; son, Gage Rectenwal of Gowen; sister, Ashley (Eric) Martin of DeWitt; brother, Jeff (Carmella) Kelly of Oklahoma; aunt Clair (Jerry) Tuin of White Cloud, many other aunts and uncles, cousin, Amy Theisen of Mt. Pleasant, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Susan & Jeff Knill of Greenville; step-daughter, Iesah Kent of Greenville; step-sons, Tristen Dunham of Greenville and Cruz Dunham of Grand Rapids; and friends, Phyllis & Mickey McGuire of Belding.
Tonya was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Rayburn and grandma Marian.

Details for the celebration of Tonya’s life will be announced in the spring.

For those wanting to make a memorial donation in memory of Tonya, the family suggests you direct them to the Spectrum Health Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion.
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