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“I’m shocked to hear of Tony’s passing. My brother unexpectedly passed away on October 12th and Tony graciously helped me and my family...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie Popa - Forest Lake, MN

“I never got the chance to meet Tony, as we connected through our time on Undertaking: The Podcast... But, we spoke often and I had great plans to...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Hannah Pickett - Richland, WA

“Such sad news to hear of Tony’s passing. Dad also found a passion at a young age in the ambulance and funeral cars and thus had a great...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Len Langlois - Chatham,, ON

“Tony & Kim Karsnia drove to the 2017 PCS International Meet in Lebanon, Missouri in this newly-acquired, 31,000-mile 1997 S&S Medalist Cadillac...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Gregg Merksamer - Warwick, NY

“The Professional Car Society's 2019 International Meet in Rapid City, South Dakota saw Tony Karsnia expressing tremendous delight with the 1/18th...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Gregg Merksamer - Warwick, NY

“This photo from 2017 PCS Intl. Meet in Lebanon, Missouri finds Tony & Kim Karsnia showing off their newly-acquired 1997 S&S Cadillac Medalist funeral...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Gregg Merksamer - Warwick, NY

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Martin Schmeisser - Tampa, FL

“I went to Mortuary Science school with Tony- it was always fun to be in his group, as he had more experience than all the professors. I'll always...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Timm - Minneapolis, MN

“I met Tony almost 20 years ago and found him to be a kind and professional person. I hope that he's found peace and pray for healing for his family. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Dan Heaman - Fenton, MO

“David, Sandy and Tony's wife and children please accept my sincerest Sympathy with the loss of Tony... I have so many Fond memories of that little...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Charles Anderson - Sauk Centre, MN

“I have known Tony since 1994, when we first joined the PCS. He was someone that I immediately liked and I always enjoyed talking with. Tony's...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Bill Marcy - Hackensack, NJ

“Still in a shock after hearing of Tony's passing. I'll always have memories of the great times we had putting together the "Trip-Chapter"...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Gene and Judy Dybinski - Chicago, IL

“My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Tony. Tony was a neighbor/childhood friend of our family when he, Dave, and Sandy lived in Sauk Centre. He...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl (Anderson) Keller - Nashua, MN

“I am heartbroken over Tony's passing, and for his family. I never met Tony, but this sad news touches me deeply. I think Tony and I shared a few...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Dave Lisiecki - Tacoma, WA

“DEAR KIM, MACK, ALEXIS, DAVID & SANDRA: My wife Lisa & I fervently hope and trust it is of comfort at this traumatic time that nearly a thousand...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Gregg Merksamer - Warwick, NY

“Sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We will miss him dearly, and will keep all the memories that we had with attending the PCS Meets. It was so much...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Tony's passing. We last spoke on October 23rd. I already miss my friend and will never forget him. He was one of the...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Darren Bedford - Toronto, ON

“I have known and enjoyed Tony’s friendship for many years. It saddens me deeply to hear the unexpected news of his death. Many prayers to his...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Lincoln Plain - Prior Lake, MN

“You left the suds in the bucket and the cloths hanging out on the line. Gone to soon! May your memory be eternal my friend. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: JR Jaskulske - Saint Paul, MN

“Kim, can’t believe this news. I’m in such shock. Thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this time of loss and sorrow. He...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jeremy Ledford - Lebanon, TN

“Although Tony and I never met, and I've never joined the PCS (which he encouraged me to do) he was a wonderful man, and wealth of information. He...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Edward McIlwain - Gas City, IN

“Knew Tony through our mutual hobby of classic ambulances, among other common interests. Shared some good conversations with him. Sad news indeed....Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff and Shela Norton - MN

“We in the Professional Car Society are heartbroken to hear this. Tony was a great friend and president of the club. Aside from our rather unusual and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Nicos Elias - Allentown, PA

“My heart breaks for you!! Stay strong . I am here for the journey ❤. This is a hard one and I know there are no words I can say to take away...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Noreen Hegney - Fargo, ND

“Heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathies to Tony's family! The world is a little dimmer without him. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Shanna Bowman - England


DAVID ANTHONY "TONY" KARSNIA of East Bethel, MN died November 2, 2020 at the age of 49. He worked for United Coach and Johnson-Williams Funeral Car Service in Minneapolis for several years before becoming the business manager of Spielman Mortuary in St. Paul. In 2013, Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota. Since then, he has been employed as a licensed mortician with Thurston-Lindberg-DeShaw Funeral Homes of Anoka and Andover. Tony joined The Professional Car Society in 1986. He founded the Northland Chapter while he was a senior in high school and was subsequently involved in the formation of two additional chapters. Tony hosted three international meets and countless regional meets, served as president from 2014 to 2020 and was the first president in the Society's forty-year history to be elected to three consecutive terms. He was also selected as a third caretaker of the very last Cadillac ambulance built, a 1979 Superior Cadillac, which is a historically significant vehicle that currently remains in the Karsnia Collection.