John Tienter, 70, formerly of Spring Valley

John Tienter

John Garret Tienter, 70, of Onamia, Minn., formerly of Spring Valley, died on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1948, to Floyd and Virginia (Maricle) Tienter in Shell Lake, Wis.

He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1966.

Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Army serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.

He loved to go fishing, gambling and taking trips to the Casino. He was a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his children, Tammy (Ed) Tienter of Oakpark, Minn., and Timothy (Tonia) Tienter of Vermilion, S.D.; six grandchildren, Ryan (Valerie) Long, Trenton Higgins, Tabitha (Dennis) Higgins, Chasity Higgins, Emily Tienter and Cody Gassi; four great-grandchildren, Maih, Audrey, Justin and Ava; siblings, Roger Tienter of Ostrander, Donna (Truman) Olsen of Grand Meadow, Jerry (Pat) Tienter of Waterville, Minn., Del Roy Tienter of Spring Valley and Mavis Jordon of Orion, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lester.

Memorial service for John will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday June 26, at Valley Christian Center in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Leonard officiating. Burial will be at Etna Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Hindt Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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