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Michael Tonelli

Obituary for Michael Tonelli

August 5, 1957 - May 2, 2018
Thayer, Iowa | Age 60


Michael Tonelli, 60, of Thayer, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A sharing time will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Open visitation will be 2-:7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be given at

Michael Angelo Tonelli was born August 5, 1957 in Des Moines to Angelo Tonelli and Sally (Rose) Tonelli. He was educated in Des Moines schools. He lived and worked in Arizona for a short time doing Auto Body Repair and also in concrete and construction work.
On December 18, 1982 Michael was united in marriage to Cindy Lee Crispin in Des Moines. After marrying they lived in Des Moines briefly, before moving to Thayer in 1983. In Thayer he operated his auto body repair business, Mike's Auto Body, out of his home in Thayer. Michael and Cindy later divorced. Michael loved his family, classic cars, NASCAR, horses and fishing.

Survivors include his daughter Jenny (husband Jeff) Veitz of Creston; son Mike (wife Samantha) Tonelli of Afton; his father Angelo (wife Dana) Tonelli of Waukee; four grandchildren, McKenna and Grayson Tonelli and Payton and Riley Veitz, two brothers, Todd Tonelli (significant other Amy Elder) of Booneville, IA.; Dante Tonelli of Chicago; two sisters, Teresa (husband Mike) Ontiveroz of Chicago; Trisha Tonelli of Johnston, Iowa; and his former wife Cindy Crispin of Afton.
He was preceded in death by his mother.


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