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Karl L. Toenjes Obituary
Toenjes, Karl L. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Beloved husband of Shirley Ebel and the late Dolores Toenjes; loving father of Leonard (Jean), Jerome (Annette) and John (Janice) Toenjes; dear grandfather of Jessica (Jack) Allen and Lisa (Kevin) Van Swearingen; dear great-grandfather of Grace, Jackson and the late L.J. Allen. Our loving brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Karl was extremely dedicated and faithful to the Catholic Church. He served in the Army during WWII where he was a member of the West Point Military Band. He also played for the St. Louis Symphony and the St. Louis Philharmonic, as well as many local popular German and Dixieland music groups. He was a choir director at St. Casimir Parish and directed choirs and shows at Tangerine Woods in Englewood, FL, where he had also lived. Karl was a longtime member of the Jennings Kiwanis. Services: Funeral Mass on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, 230 Santa Maria Dr. at 10 am. Visitation at church one hour prior. Interment Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. An evening visitation will be held at STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL & CREMATION CENTER, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. on SUNDAY from 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ascension Catholic Church, 230 Santa Maria Dr., St. Louis, MO 63005 appreciated. www.stygar.com

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 11, 2014
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