October 27, 1913 - February 11, 2018
Viola H. Toland, age 104, was called home into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2018, at the Lady Lake Specialty Care in The Villages, Florida. She was born in Benton Harbor, MI on October 27, 1913, into a musical family. She grew up singing, playing the ukulele and piano and participating in many school musicals. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert J. Toland, in 1935. Vi worked alongside her husband as the bookkeeper for his construction business until his death in 1979. She then was employed by the Langland Funeral Home as a receptionist until she was 85 years old. At age 97, Viola then moved to Florida from Michigan. Vi was much loved by all her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her fondness for her family and gentle kind heart will be greatly missed. Vi was a longtime resident of Kalamazoo, MI. She was an active member of the Kalamazoo Garden Club for many years. She was also a member of the First Congregational Church and enjoyed playing bridge. Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Toland, mother Lulu French Baldwin, and sister Louise Lane Furst. She is survived by her three children: Janet Schlegel (Don), Gregg Toland (Betsy), and Robert R. Toland (Patricia). She was “Nana” to her 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Florin Funeral Home, 1053 East Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, on Wednesday, February 21s,t, at 11 AM. There will be a greeting by the family at 10:00 AM, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo or to Kalamazoo Garden Council, Inc. Please share memories, messages or photos at www.florin.net.
Viola H. Toland, age 104, was called home into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2018, at the Lady Lake Specialty Care in The Villages, Florida. She was born in Benton Harbor, MI on October 27, 1913, into a musical family.... View Obituary & Service Information
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