PRINCETON — Anthony “Tony” Alexander Etolen, 48, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

He was born Feb. 20, 1973 in Lake Forest, Illinois to his parents, Gary Etolen and Beverly (Blomstrom) Etolen. He married Kathy (Henderson) Etolen Oct. 20, 2001 and they would have celebrated 20 years together this month. Tony proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 until 1997 and worked as an electrician for Duke Energy for 14 years. He was a member of the Local IBEW 1393 and Local 16. Tony was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed shooting, hunting, fishing, grilling, and smoking meat, barbequing, and fixing things. He loved attending his boys’ sports when they played football and baseball and he loved traveling the country for his daughter’s national softball team. He always had a story to tell and loved his reality TV shows including, Gold Rush, Housewives of Orange County, Siesta Keys, Southern Charm, and Live PD. He always got a kick out of chasing storms and watching them. Tony also enjoyed playing pranks on his family and friends. He was dearly loved and will be missed beyond measure.

Tony is survived by his wife, Kathy Etolen of Princeton; parents, Gary and Beverly Etolen of Princeton; children, David Alexander Etolen, Anthony Edward “A.J.” Etolen, Nicholas Ryan Etolen, and Raegan Lynn Etolen all of Princeton; and brothers, Peter Etolen of Princeton and Richard Etolen of Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard “Dick” and Delores Blomstrom and paternal grandparents, Alexander Woodrow and Julia Etolen.

Funeral service is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Pastor Rick Lance. Visitation if from 4:30 p.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Retired Veterans Organization c/o CT Montgomery, 7291 S HW 65, Owensville, IN 47665 or to the Wounded Warrior Project located at 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

Online condolences may be given at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Etolen family.


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