Edward Toland


Edward Toland, 76, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Edward Toland, 76, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born April 23, 1937, in Lincoln, Neb., to Bernard Beldon and Lydia Ellen McColm Toland.

On Dec. 18, 1993, he married Inez Ajuan in Garden City.

Mr. Toland worked in the maintenance department at Garden City Community College for more than 20 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two stepsons, Pedro Pascascio of Garden City, and Manuel Carranza of Belize; five stepdaughters, Rochelle Toland of Dunlap, Iowa, Dell Forguson of Los Angeles, Maria McGregor and Diana Jones, both of Garden City, and Mary Jones of Iowa; a sister, Evelyn Welch of Lamar, Colo.; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Florence Yocum; and seven brothers.

Graveside service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lakin Cemetery in Lakin.

Visitation hours are 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the Edward Toland Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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