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 Duane Leigh Toelle, Sr

Duane Leigh Toelle, Sr

Death 26 May 2004
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 12688689 · View Source
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My Poppy was the greatest man who lived. I have so many fond memories of him. When I was a little girl, I looked up to him so much that I wanted to marry him when I got older. My Grammy would always say "Oh! You can't marry your Poppy!" or "Your Poppy is no saint you know!" To me, he was an earthly angel who had a heart of gold. One of the last things he said to me a month before he died was "Kimmy, I will never hurt you, but one day I am going to hurt you. I am going to hurt you when I die." I replay that in my head over and over again...he was absolutely correct...he never did hurt me (other than when he died). I am so proud to be his granddaughter.

My Poppy was funny, he tried to seem like a tough guy (but I knew better), he was quick with come backs. He liked nature. He loved dogs. He loved me.

Poppy, I miss you like crazy and I always will.

Duane L. Sr., age 75, Bellevue. Preceded by wife, Bernice, sons, Duane Leigh Jr. and David Toelle. Survived by granddaughter and husband, Kimberly and Anthony Jackson, Sr.; great-grandsons, Anthony Jr. and Markus; sister, Ione; several nieces & nephews. FUNERAL held at Peace Zion Lutheran Church (41st & Q St). Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

Was the youngest child of Charlie and Martha (Raasch) Toelle. Married Bernice Madeline Gundersen 2/18/1950.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Duane Leigh Toelle, Sr (22 Apr 1929–26 May 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12688689, citing Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Kimberly G. Toelle (contributor 46773794) .