Burton Toyne, 1923-2017

A service of remembrance was held Oct. 30 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Arthur Burton Toyne, 94, of Jefferson, formerly of Grand Junction.

The Rev Gordon Moen, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction, offered words of comfort. Evan Hecht was soloist, accompanied by Danille Curtis. Honorary bearers were Evan Hecht, Wendal Johnston, Kenneth Henrichs, Eugene Davenport, Charles Davenport, James Toyne, Robert Henrichs, Pam Foster, Sherri Sievers, Tony Beger, Beryle Johnston, Wayne Henrichs, Gail Davenport, Duane Davenport, Beth Schneider, Ron Henrichs, Larry Morriss, Jan Scharingson, Edward Henrichs, Florence Free, Delbert Davenport, Ruby Allison, Richard Henrichs, Diane Brown and Gary Morriss.

Interment will be at the Lanesboro Cemetery at a later date.

Burton Toyne was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Greene County, IA. He was the sixth of eight children born to Edward Arthur and Irene (Frost) Toyne.
Burton was a graduate of Lanesboro High School in Lanesboro. He received a bachelor of science degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, and a master of science degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. Burton taught high school in Rinard, Otho, Rowan, Arcadia, Churdan and Grand Junction. He was involved in many sports including both boys and girls basketball, football, volleyball and track. East Greene High School named a track meet in his honor. Burton retired in 1988.

Burton was an active member of the Lions Club in Grand Junction. He sold many pies to local residents. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and attended many bowl games.
He enjoyed his family gatherings with parents, sisters, brothers and their families. He liked to travel, taking three trips to Brazil to visit the boys he sponsored through Children’s Christian Fund. He traveled to most of the states in the United States.

Burton Toyne died Oct. 26, 2017, at the Greene County Medical Center long term care Center. He was 94 years of age. Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters Vera Johnston, Mildred Henrichs, Irma Davenport, Aileen Gerdes, Pat Henrichs and Mavis Morris; and brother Merle Toyne.

Survivors include sister-in-law Eleanor Toyne, brother-in-law Frank Morriss, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

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