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Frank David Toner (Dave)

Jun. 28, 1947 - Sep. 22, 2021

Date of Service: Sep. 30, 2021

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BURLEY – Frank David Toner (Dave), 74, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at his home south of Burley.

Dave was born June 28, 1947, in Burley, Idaho, to Frank Cecil Toner and Clarice Emma Brady Toner. He enjoyed growing up on the family farm where he learned to work hard and play hard with his siblings and neighborhood friends, with almost daily dips in the canal. Dave’s family went on many fishing and hunting trips; the love of nature, animals and fresh mountain air remaining with him throughout his life.

During high school he excelled in academics, football, basketball, and track. Later in life he spent many hours traveling to and from his children’s and grandchildren’s games, cheering them on.

High school was important to Dave’s life in another aspect, as well. It was there he met his lifelong sweetheart, Susan Curtis. They were married Aug. 30, 1967, and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple July 26, 1968. Susan has been forever blessed by Dave’s care and love.

Dave attended the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Farmhouse fraternity. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1969 and his Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition in 1971. While at the University of Idaho, he made many lifelong friends and he and Susan cherished those years!

They returned to the family farm following graduation where Dave farmed until 2017. He had a love of agriculture throughout his life and taught his children the value of hard work.

Dave was an avid fisherman and hunter and created many memorable experiences with friends and his family. He fished in Alaska and throughout the rivers, creeks, and reservoirs in Idaho and Utah. He hunted elk in the McCall and Palisades areas and has hunted game across the Western United States, Mexico, and Africa. He loved taking his children and grandchildren on those adventures. He and Susan enjoyed the side by side he bought her a couple of years ago.

He could and will forever be a family man who loved adventure. His children and grandchildren were his everything. His many life experiences were fun to listen to, and he was one for adventure and doing hard things, one for helping when needed, always seeking knowledge, and finding joy in those hard things in life. Nothing was too big or too hard for Dave Toner!

Dave had a strong work ethic and served the community in a myriad of ways. He worked at the community food pantry, the Oakley Stake food booth at the county fair, and the family hosted numerous holiday dinners for elderly or widowed family and friends.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dave magnified his callings. There was not a church calling he did not enjoy and cherish. He was born to serve! The last few years, he and Sue served in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple where they truly loved the patrons, the Spirit, and the many lasting friendships they made.

Dave’s wonderful life was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Clarice Toner. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan; their four children, Tammy Croft (Randy Stuart), Jeremy Toner (CheyAnne), Kevin Toner (Alicia), and Ashley McNeal (Donell); 15 wonderful grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Bill Toner, Betty Olson, and Darice Okelberry.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Pella 1st Ward, located at 160 W. 400 S., of Burley, with Bishop Stephen H. Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Pella Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Thursday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/IJKMOLgdtog.

Condolences for Frank David Toner (Dave)

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From Doug:
Dave and Susan, I have so very many cherished memories with both of you. Susan I am so very sorry for your loss. At least you will be with him again for the eternities some day. I loved the time spent with Dave. We had so many adventures together hunting, fishing, riding horses, white water rafting on the middle fork, and many more. His passing was a surprise and shock and I find I think of him many times a day. Bless you and your family for my love for you is strong and enduring.
From Patty Janak Neel:
Susan and family: The service honoring Dave was beautiful, full of love, laughter and lots of memories. I loved being there via the webcast. Dave was a silent giant who left his mark in a quiet way, he was such a caring and loving man. Our family was lucky to have him and he will be missed and loved forever. Love and peace to you, Susan, and your family. Cousin, Patty Janak Neel and family
From Eileen A. Petersen:
Susan and family, what great memories and messages were shared at Dave's funeral this morning. Someday we will understand why he was needed more in heaven now than longer on this earth with all of you. Not only was the funeral great, the well-written obituary helped us know Dave even better. I've been taught that our spirit is allowed to stay with our body to see that it's safely buried. So Dave must be so happy at how well you and your family did with all of his final arrangements. May the Comforter bring you peace as you continue to miss Dave on this earth, knowing that because of the Restoration of Priesthood Temple Ordinances, FAMILIES WILL BE TOGETHER FOREVER. Love from Eileen and family, Janie, Gary, Steve, David, Julie, Brian, and Jen, and...Walt from heaven.
From Steven and Sherry Curtis:
Dear Aunt Susan and family, Thank you for broadcasting Uncle Dave's service. It was good to see and hear from you remotely. Our deepest condolences are with you at this time. You can take comfort in knowing Uncle Dave lived a wonderful life and will reap a great reward in the life to come. May the Lord bless you. Sherry Curtis
From Paul & Susan Young:
Susan, Ashley and family, how we mourn with you at David’s passing! Our years of knowing you are treasured memories, from book club, to watching our daughters play basketball all the way to State, and the most beautiful was being in the temple with you both. You were needed on that early morning shift and were a part of their ‘family.’ You are a beautiful eternal couple, and we love and support you at this time of sadness.
From Lyle and Jennifer Sager:
Our community had lost a stalwart and dedicated member. Dave impacted so many lives and will be missed by all. Our sincere condolences to Susan and family.
From Gay Dawn and Lonnie Downs:
I have known Dave and Susan since they were high school sweethearts. We became good friends when our sons were in school together and hardly a day went by that we didn't see Dave or Susan at Farmer's Corner. Then being able to serve with them in the Twin Falls Temple was the very best time together. We love Dave and Susan and their family and send our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to all of them. Dave was a great man and will never be forgotten.
From Doug:
Dave and Susan, I have so very many cherished memories with both of you. Susan I am so very sorry for your loss. At least you will be with him again for the eternities some day. I loved the time spent with Dave. We had so many adventures together hunting, fishing, riding horses, white water rafting on the middle fork, and many more. His passing was a surprise and shock and I find I think of him many times a day. Bless you and your family for my love for you is strong and enduring.
From Larry and Kathy Adams:
We have come to dearly love David and Susan from our serving with them in the temple, it was such a shock to hear of his passing, we are so grateful for eternal life and friendships we know we will continue to have. Susan you are so dear with such a tender heart, love you so much and pray for you at this difficult time.
From Pat White:
So sorry to hear this! I still remember that hunting trip out to Ogden Bay after swan. He was such a great guy!! Love and prayers to all the family.
From Garth Freymiller:
Our most sincere condolences on Dave's passing! Garth really enjoyed working with Dave in the High priests when we were in Pella! You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers,Susan! All our love! Garth and Jean
From Joan :
I have fond memories of playing on the farm when our family went to Burley for summer vacations. I'm so glad that my children were able to play on the farm too. Every Easter my kids say, "remember the Easter Egg Hunt on Dave's farm?" Such happy memories! We love you! I'll be there on Thursday. Chris wants to come but he has a conflict at work. Curt is driving down from Rexburg. Emily wants to come - lots of tears - but Baby Willow is too little to travel. We'll see you in a few days. Let me know what I can do to help. Love you!!
From Rick and Fern Hirst :
Dave was a true friend and I enjoyed the times we went fishing, hunting, riding atvs and camping in the mountains, REST INPEACE.
From Mike and Brenda Cannon:
You and Dave were one of the first to welcome us to Burley. We have treasured the 15 years of friendship, horse rides, and and service with you and Dave. We will miss him. We love you!
From Gary and Chic Moffitt:
We love Dave and Susan and will miss him greatly. It has been a pleasure to have worked with you both on the Wednesday early morning shift at the Twin Falls Temple. Our prayers will be with Susan and their family.
From Guy and Lyn Ann Arnell:
Susan, Ashley and family. We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our prayers and love are for each of you at this sad time.
From Esteban Hernandez:
My family is forever blessed immensely from our neighbor and friends the Toner family, and Dave always there when hetp and service was needed. Thanks Susan, kids for sharing your Husband, Dad with us. Peace and comfort to each of you! Gloria, Esteban Hernandez Family

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