Ron Toay

January 20, 1948 - September 1, 2014

Visitation: A visitation with family present will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 5 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Ron Toay passed away, at the age of 66, on Labor Day after a seven-year battle with cancer (most of the rounds with which he won). A memorial visitation, with family present, will be held Friday, September 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

     Born in Norfolk, Nebraska to Elizabeth “Betty” (Bosch) and Howard Toay, Ron attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. An avid Husker fan and honorary armchair coach, Ron was a regular at games in Memorial Stadium. He also loved camping, hated politicians, and held his toy poodle, Cuddles, as another daughter. He was a gentle spirit and always quick with a joke.

     Choosing a fitting day to depart, Toay was a small business owner, who did over 4,000 construction projects in areas in and around Canton and Sioux Falls. He loved his work only behind his Black Shirts and family.

     With his departure, he joins his parents and siblings, Ted and Trudy. Grateful for having shared his life and humor are his loving wife, Donna; her children, Jessy (Mike) Johnson, and Justin (Mandi) Sievers; his son and daughter, Taun Toay and Andrea (Owen) Haubert; his grandchildren, Madi, Braedy, Owen, Riley and Elora; and, of course, Cuddles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society in Ron’s memory.

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  1. Mary Lou & Sam Johnson on September 2, 2014 said:

    We so enjoyed knowing Ron. He was a very gifted man. He legacy is his 2 wonderful, successful children. We were fortunate to watch them grow up. We love you and you are in our prayers

  2. Michelle Canfield on September 3, 2014 said:

    So sorry for your loss, Donna. My deepest sympathy, lots of prayers & lots of hugs go out to you & your family.

  3. Bob Dertien on September 4, 2014 said:

    Saddened to hear of Ron’s passings. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.
    I attended Jr. & Sr. High with him, he was a good friend and classmate.
    Bob Dertien
    Austin, TX

  4. Sue Mundt on September 4, 2014 said:

    Just a note to convey my sincere sympathy to Donna and her family in the passing of Ron. I am sure you have had many customers of Ron’s write a note to you. I am one of those satisfied customers. Ron and his crew built my sunroom and outdoor building. He gave this cancer a good fight. God bless your family in his absence.

  5. Steve & Julie Bixler on September 5, 2014 said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a fine, kind and gentle person. We always admired how he helped those less fortunate than him. He will be missed.

  6. Don Meisinger on September 9, 2014 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ron. We were friends in high school and college. Ron was a great guy and loved by many. My deepest sympathy to Ron’s family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.