Erving H. Toellner, 80, of Columbia, formerly of Bunceton, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, following a two year illness.
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Visitation for Mr. Toellner will be at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville on Friday evening, February 26th from 6 until 8 o'clock. Friends may call from noon until time of visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Tipton at 10 AM on Saturday, February 27th, with burial to follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Gary Lowe, James Lenz, David Brumback, Linn Felgar, Steve Wieland, and David Kuschel. Honorary pall bearers will be Mr. Toellner's grandchildren.
Erving Herman Toellner was born in Cooper County, on the Lone Elm Prairie, on July 19, 1929, the son of John Herman Toellner and Ada Rasmussen Toellner. He married Freda Schmidt on May 16, 1953 at St Andrew's Catholic Church in Tipton. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War, and was a long time member of the American Legion. Erving owned and operated Toellner Oil Company, a wholesale and resale distributor of petroleum products, for forty-nine years. He was an active member of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers Association.
Mr. Toellner was an avid vegetable gardener and enjoyed the outdoors, especially spending time at the lake. He treasured his grandchildren and never wanted to miss their activities. Subsequent to retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children and their families, Ron and Judy Toellner (Bethany and Brad), of Sedalia, Cindy and Norbert Brodersen (Kenneth, Justin, and Michelle), of Columbia, and Dennis and Ann Toellner (Sam and Lee), of Columbia. He is also survived by a brother, John Toellner, of Palacios, Texas, and two sisters Lorene Heuman, of Lee's Summit, and Norma Phillips, of Kansas City, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Wilbur Toellner, and three sisters, Sally Vieth, Velma Winn, and Helen Rimmer.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Feb. 25 to Mar. 4, 2010