May 20, 1939 – October 23, 2013
John Paul Toms, age 74, of Glidden, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden with Pastor Alan Miller officiating. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday where there will be a prayer service held at 7:00 P.M. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Monday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Organist for the service will be Becky Miller and soloist will be Carl Wilburn. Casket bearers will be John’s grandsons: Andy Toms, Alex Toms, Bobby Toms, John Reineman, Dale Reineman, and Nick Kinman. Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.
Born on May 20, 1939 at the home of his parents, Ira and Julia Ann (Kelley) Toms, he was the thirteenth child of the family. He attended several different schools in his youth. During his life John worked as a farm laborer. He also worked at AMF Manufacturing in Jefferson. He retired after 22 years as maintenance man and custodian for the Glidden-Ralston Community School District.
On June 4, 1960, he married Ruby Janssen. They made their home in Glidden. Four children were born to this union. Rick, John, Lori and Dianna. On May 28, 1994, John married Sandra Eileen Brannan Reinhart at Grace Baptist Church in Glidden. This union brought two stepsons to the family, Monte and Matthew Reinhart.
After retirement in 2001, John enjoyed golfing, yard work, gardening, and some travel. He enjoyed animals and feeding the birds and squirrels. When the children were growing up the family enjoyed camping.
John was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden for many years and dearly loved reading his Bible and getting closer to God.
John was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Dewey, sisters: Pearl Dorman, Ruth Alspach, Eva Toms, Clarabell Owen, Nellie Brock, Dorothy Jarvis, Nina Daiker, Ruby Richards, his in-laws Charles and Alice Brannan and a stepson Mathew Scott Reinhart.
John is survived by his wife Sandra of Glidden; two daughters: Lori Kinman and her husband Shawn of Norwalk, Iowa and Dianna Reineman and her fiancé Joe Ohnemus of Norwalk, Iowa; two sons: Ricky Toms and his wife Mary Jo of Glidden and Johnny Toms and his wife Cathy of Glidden; a step son Monte Reinhart and his wife Ranae of Mt. Dora, Florida; eleven grandchildren; one step-grandson; seven great grandchildren; a sister Jeanie Heuton and her husband Wendall of Carroll; two brothers James Toms and his wife Vickie of Lake View, Iowa, and Raymond Toms of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews and extended family.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
307 Idaho St.
Glidden, Iowa 51443