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Floyd "Flip" P. Toenjes

March 6, 1929 — June 4, 2021

Floyd “Flip” P. Toenjes, 92 of Belleville, IL passed away on Friday June 4, 2021 at Oak Hill Nursing Center in Waterloo, IL surrounded by his loving family. Flip was born on March 6,1929 in Waterloo, IL to George and Alma Toenjes, nee Eichelmann and they precede him in death.

Flip lived a long life of dedicated service-first, proudly serving his country in the Korean War in the U.S. Army, and later working for forty-six years as a truck driver for Vangenhen and Sons Trucking Company. Flip was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois, the Millstadt VFW Post 7980, The Teamster’s Local 50 and the American Legion. Flip retired in 1991. During his retirement he continued doing what he loved most, spending time with family and friends and making new friends with a bump of the fist - he was famous for his fist bumps. Flip loved the St. Louis Cardinals, the annual family vacations to Branson and playing cards, especially poker and spades. Flip was a grill master extraordinaire, known for his barbeque pork steaks and smashed barbeque. But his true love was his wife Eulene, his children and grandchildren. His legacies will be his strength, his patience, his compassion, his positive attitude, his resilience, his sense of humor and his kindness to everyone he encountered. This world was a better place because Flip Toenjes was a part of it.

In addition to his parents, Flip was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years,
Eulene Toenjes, nee Brunson, whom he married on December 15, 1956 in Hernando, MS; his brothers: Robert (Delores) Toenjes, Wilbur “Whip” (Eileen) Toenjes, George “Dick” (Luella) Toenjes, Donald “Knuckles” (Luann) Toenjes and an infant sister, Marlene Toenjes.

Flip is survived by his brother Glenn "Gis" (Joyce) Toenjes, his dear children: Gary (Patty) Ping of Pensacola, FL, Betty (John) Deckard of Belleville, IL, Gloria (Jerry) Behrmann of Waterloo, IL, Darrell (Bruce Kahn) Toenjes of Chicago, IL, David Toenjes of Belleville, IL and Daniel (Lynette) Toenjes of Millstadt, IL. His dear grandchildren: Stacey (Eric) Beardsley of St. Augustine, FL, Jamie (Ashlynn) Ping of Panama City, FL, Amy (John) Blankenship of Keysport, IL, Jenny (Sherman) Voegtle of Belleville, IL, Penny Mitchell of Belleville, IL, Kevin (Michelle) Deckard of Smithton, IL, Dawn Hoffmeister of Belleville, IL, Pamela (Michael) Hausmann of Belleville, IL, Jordan Deckard of Cambridge, MA, Alex Toenjes of Carbondale, IL, Adam Toenjes of Boca Raton, FL, Celia Toenjes of Belleville, IL, Elliot Toenjes of Millstadt, IL, Carly Toenjes of Columbia, IL, and Ethan Toenjes of Chicago, IL, eighteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and Kara Savio, who was like a daughter to Flip and the late Eulene.

Visitation will be held on Sunday June 13, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Hoffen Funeral Home, 220 W. Washington St., Millstadt, IL and again on Monday June 14, 2021 from 9:00am-10:00am at St. James Catholic Church, 405 W. Madison St., Millstadt, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00am with Msgr. Marvin Volk officiating. Flip will be laid to rest next to his dear wife, Eulene at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Cambridge House of Swansea, IL or Oak Hill Nursing Center in Waterloo, IL.

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