Meet Your Neighborhood Milkman: Eric Tonka

Milkman Eric Tonka

Eric loves being a milkman, mostly seeing all the smiling faces of the little ones when he brings the delivery. He enjoys being active, like hiking and biking, and the outdoors. But his greatest joy is spending time with family and his daughter, Charlie.

Say hi to Eric in the comment section below!


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12/12/2019 10:27 AM
Hello Eric,
  I wanted to say thank you very much for delivering to our home! Also, I want to apologize for not including your name on the cards that we left in our milk box for you. I am sure it was not obvious the cards and the gift card were left for you, since no name was written on the envelopes. But, they were meant for you, so I will keep put them back in the box for you to pick up at our next delivery. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!
3/19/2020 7:53 AM
Good morning Eric. We love our smith bro’s delivery and all the selections. You’re Amazing and so reliable. We all love waking up on Thursday mornings for our weekly SM box. Today we did not get our two ground beef boxes not sure if you ran out of those? Thank you so much!!

McJohnson family.
5/6/2020 10:28 AM
Thank you for your continued work and effort, Eric! We appreciate you now more than ever!
6/25/2020 4:32 PM
Thank you so very much, Eric!!! We’ve been loving our deliveries and are so thankful for you bringing us Smith Bros yummy goodness every week. I just wanted to take the time to say Happy milkman day and that we all appreciate you and are so happy to have you as our own family milkman. Cheers to you and your special day!!!🥛 🥛
6/25/2020 4:48 PM
Thank you for all your hard work and the little extras. My grandson gets so excited to bring in the smith brothers.
6/25/2020 4:52 PM
Eric, you are the best.  We love Smith Brothers but never so much as during this pandemic.  When everything else was turned upside down, you were our normal.  Every week without fail, bringing our order to minimize us going out.  Thank you for what you do, thank you for the kind note you left my family.  May God Bless you and yours.  You've made such a difference in my family's life.
6/25/2020 5:15 PM
Thanks Eric for always getting my order right and delivered in a timely manner!
6/25/2020 5:50 PM
Thank you Eric,
My 2 year old daughter wakes every morning ready to "check the milk box" Monday mornings are her favorite helping daddy bring the goodies in. Thank you for all you do and helping put a smile on my little girls face!
6/25/2020 5:53 PM
Many thanks for all you do! We appreciate it very much!
6/25/2020 6:10 PM
Thank you, Eric for your wonderful service!!  
We’re thankful we got another great person to take over from Kaeo.
We appreciate you bringing us our delicious milk and other goodies and look forward to our continued partnership😃.
6/25/2020 8:17 PM
Thank you, Eric, for delivering our milk! I'm amazed that you can drop off our items without rousing the dog! Our preschoolers look forward to their little milks and Monday breakfast treats. (You are a weekly Santa Claus to them!) We appreciate your work.
6/25/2020 9:31 PM
Hi Eric,  Happy Milkman Day!!
I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to meet and chat with you Thursday mornings.  Even my dogs, Jasmine and Rhubarb, are happy when our paths cross.  You’ve definitely been a bright spot during the past few difficult months.  And you’re right - the new Birthday Cake flavor is excellent!  Take care of yourself and take the time to give Charlie an extra squeeze.
6/25/2020 9:41 PM
Thank you Eric!  My family so appreciates your kindness and delivery of great products. Happy milkman day.   Hershey and Diana
6/25/2020 9:44 PM
Hi Eric.  Wishing you a happy and safe milkman's day.  You are always so cheerful and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays.  I know you enjoy your job and that shows in your thoughtfulness and attitude.  Have a great day!
6/26/2020 8:16 AM
Thank you Eric for your excellent service, enjoy your day!
6/26/2020 1:43 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for being so reliable and 100% accurate with our weekly orders! We appreciate you, Eric!!!
6/26/2020 2:22 PM
Hi Eric, Hope you have a great day today! We appreciate you during this crazy time. Thanks for taking on our extra large orders so we can stay home and stay safe.
7/2/2021 3:28 PM
Hi Erik,
Thank you so much for your faithfulness...especially with all the recent heat!!  Bless you and stay cool!

9/28/2022 7:30 PM
Thank you for your hard work and dedication- it does not go unnoticed!
1/18/2023 6:01 AM
I've been enjoying every delivery! Always prompt, fast, and quiet on those mornings I am not yet awake! Love supporting small local businesses in the state with your service! Thank you Eric!!