Tonya R. Dutka


Tonya R. Dutka died unexpectedly Sunday, May 18, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Tom and Marilyn (Lipke) Yonke. She married Floyd Kevin Dutka on March 24, 1990 in Garnavillo. She worked as a home health provider for Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien. Tonya loved crafts, crocheting and caring for her pets. She was a member of Plagmans Antique Association. 

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Floyd “Kevin” Dutka of Garnavillo; a daughter Heather Dutka of Edgewood, Iowa; stepdaughter Tiffany Upton of Luana, Iowa; her mother Marilyn (Harvey) Melcher of Prairie du Chien; her sisters, Tammy (Van) Jacobson of Prairie du Chien and Trina DuCharme of Eastman; stepsister Lisa Bishop of Denim Springs, La.; step grandchildren April and Lacy along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Rosilie and her father.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Hanson officiating with burial in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday, May 28. 

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