Obituary for Kris
as printed in the Neosho Daily News, January 15, 2008
|Kris M. Tuomala, 48,
Goodman, died at 5"20 am, Sunday, January 13, 2008, at
Freeman Neosho ER following a sudden illness.
|Kris was born January 4,
1960 at West Point, NY, the son of Paul Edward and L. Faye
(Grife) Tuomala. He was a lifelong area resident,
graduating from Neosho High Scholl in 1978. He entered
the U.S. Navy in 1978, serving on the U.S.S. Peterson,
during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Kuwait Tanker
Conflict, being honorably discharged in 1988. He had
worked for the Hunte Corporation in Goodman and currently
was employed by Moark Productions.
|Kris had authored books
on primitive skills, was the creator and founder of the
PaleoPlanet website; was a member the Atlatl Association;
Flintknappers association [JOMO Flintknappers of
Pineville, MO], Black Powder Shooters of Neosho; Bois
D'Arc Rendezvous and the Splitlog Baptist Church.
|Kris and Susan 'Susie'
Jones were married on June 7, 1997 at Splitlog and she
include his mother, Faye Tuomala, Anderson; four children,
Kelly Reynolds and husband, Dennis, Goodman; Crystal Ludiker
and husband, Rusty, Neosho; Daniel Ipock, Neosho and Lance
Sharrock, Joplin; there brothers, Gerald Boman, Anderson; Ed
Tuomala and wife, Cathy, Grove, OK and Eric Tuomala and
wife, Bonnie, Anderson; two sisters, Beth Blackmore and
Jennifer Mikeska and husband, Chris, all of Anderson and six
grandchildren, Zoe, Tyler, Gannon, Addison, Bryce and Cy.
|Kris is preceded in death
by his father, Paul Tuomala and brother, Larry O. Boman.
|Services will be held at
10 am Friday, January 18, 2008 at the Splitlog Baptist
with Rev. Kenji Herrington officiating.
|Contributions in memory
of Kris may be made to the Kris Tuomala Memorial Fund,
Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64950.
Kris Tuomala, Remembering him....
bright, skilled, witty, generous, humorous, kind, ethical, and a good
friend to all whom he met.