Robert Toland

Robert TolandRobert L. Toland, 81, of Knoxville died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 29, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 22, 1929, in Ray, a son of Robert L. and Wilma Chenoweth Toland. He married Jacqueline J. “Jackie” Gilson on Dec. 11, 1948, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gregory L. (and Elizabeth) Toland of Oneida; one daughter, Alicia K. (and Terry) Lamberson of Knoxville; one brother, Donald “Don” (and Martha) Toland of Monmouth; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

He attended elementary school in Ray, and graduated from Rushville High School in 1947.

He worked for Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg as a supervisor and retired after 30 years.

He was a member of Knoxville United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville with Rev. Peter Wehrly officiating. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Fellowship will follow at Hurd Hendricks Fellowship Center.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Miracle Network.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/1/2010