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Vivian Toenges, 1927-2018

Funeral services for Vivian I. (Troe) Toenges will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Revs. John Holt and Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be in Shady Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Vivian Toenges

Vivian died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 91.

She was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Silver Lake Township, Iowa, the daughter of Helmer T. and Myrtle L. (Hanson) Troe. She attended School District No. 2 until eighth grade, completed ninth grade in Emmons and then graduated from Albert Lea High School.

She married Darwin “Darvey” Toenges on Oct. 7, 1945, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

Vivian began her working career in sales at Wilson & Co., then worked for American Gas, Diet Center and as a dietary aide at St. John’s Lutheran Community for 15 years, before retiring in 2001.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was president of Circle No. 31 for 15 years. In earlier years, she enjoyed being a 4-H leader. She also served as the treasurer for Shady Oaks Cemetery for many years.

Vivian enjoyed cooking, baking, collecting angels and playing cards.

Vivian’s life was centered on faith and family.

Vivian is survived by her children Larry Toenges of Albert Lea, Vergil (Emy) Toenges of Modesto, California, and Daniel Toenges of Albert Lea; daughter-in-law, Jil Perreten, of Lexington; grandchildren Todd (Darlene) Toenges of Modesto, Colby Toenges of Turlock, California, Meka (Nick) Simons of Emmons, Sara Toenges of Austin, Mindy (Tim) Mann of Albert Lea, Jason Toenges of Michigan and Brad Toenges of Minneapolis; four step-grandchildren, Kent Boyum, Tracie Anderson, Troy Anderson and Andrea Anderson; great-grandchildren Jewel, Jenna and Janessa Toenges, Tye and Piper Toenges, Axel Simons, Brianna, Madison and Brooklyn Mann, Hannah (Jordan Barclay) and Chloe Larson, Grace Levell and Gabriel Toenges; great-great-grandson, Jace Barclay; step-great-grandchildren Jared and Audry Olson; brother, Duane (Sonja) Troe, of Albert Lea; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darwin; son, Charles Toenges; daughter-in-law, Lora Toenges; father-in-law and mother-in-law Wesley and Hulda Toenges; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Aline and Alton Rogert.

Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Peace and Power.