Arthur Burton Toyne, 94, of Jefferson, Iowa died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Greene County Medical Center Long Term Care Center.
A service of remembrance was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 30 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson with Rev. Gordon Moen of First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction officiating. Soloist, Evan Hecht was accompanied by Danille Curtis. The musical selections were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Honorary bearers were Evan Hecht, Tony Berger, Jan Scharingson, Wendal Johnston, Beryle Johnston, Edward Henrichs, Kenneth Henrichs, Wayne Henrichs, Florence Free, Eugene Davenport, Gail Davenport, Delbert Davenport, Charles Davenport, Duane Davenport, Ruby Allison, James Toyne, Beth Schneider, Richard Henrichs, Robert Henrichs, Ron Henrichs, Diane Brown, Pam Foster, Larry Morriss, Gary Morriss and Sherri Sievers. Interment will take place at a later date at Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Iowa.
Burton Toyne was born October 6, 1923 in Greene County, Iowa. 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, Iowa. 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, Montana. 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. Grand Junction 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.
Preceding him in death were his parents; six sisters: Vera Johnston, Mildred Henrichs, Irma Davenport, Aileen Gerdes, Pat Henrichs and Mavis Morris; and one brother, Merle Toyne. Survivors include sister-in-law, Eleanor Toyne; brother-in-law, Frank Morriss; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home assisted the family.