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James “Pat” Toay, formerly of Mora, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at the Timber Hills Assisted Living in Inver Grove Heights.  He was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rita Clasemann officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

INTERMENT will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.

MEMORIALS are preferred in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer’s Research.

James Patrick “Pat” Toay, age 89, Mora, MN, formerly of Richfield and Burnsville, went to rest with the Lord March 12, 2022.

Pat was born on March 15, 1932 in Jamestown, ND. He married the love of his life, Ruth Munyer, in November 1955. Together they raised 6 children in Richfield before moving to Burnsville in 1980. In 1996 after retiring from Sears, Pat and Ruth built a new home in Mora on 40 acres of wooded land they owned. It was here Pat renewed some of his boyhood pursuits which included fishing, hunting, trapping, watching wildlife, growing tomatoes and zucchini, raising pheasants and chickens, and beekeeping. He was often smoking meat, brewing beer, baking bread, and celebrating his Irish heritage. Pat was a graduate of Northwestern Electronics Institute and an avid reader of Popular Mechanics. He enjoyed building things and tinkering in his pole barn. Pat was a lifetime 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

Pat is survived by his 6 children, Patricia Woodard in Coon Rapids, Mike in Eden Prairie, David (Kathy) in Lakeville, Dan (Carmen) in Andover, Eileen (Dan) Kownslar in Rosemount, and Jim in Andover; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was loved by all and will be missed.


9 thoughts on “JAMES “PAT” TOAY”

  1. Very saddened to hear of Uncle Pat’s passing.. He was my last uncle on both sides.. Even though distance has been between us I often heard alot of him from my brother Leo.. He truly was the closest to Uncle Pat.. Prayers to all of the family. A’ legend’ has been gained into heaven.. Hope he gets along with Mary, Leo and Ruth Ann. God Bless..

  2. Toay/Kownslar Families:

    Sincere sympathies sent your way all the way from Texas. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

    From Anabel, Albert & Family

  3. Dear Eileen and family,
    My deepest sympathies to you and yours. Both your Mom and Dad were such sweet, thoughtful people.
    I am in Arizona so I won’t be able to attend the service. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Love to you.
    Julie A. Ulrich
    ( Eileen’s friend from Saipan)

  4. We are so sorry to hear this. Pat and Ruth were wonderful neighbors and we so enjoyed visiting with them and listening to Pat’s stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. Pat was my Mom’s (Jo Lee Andersen) first cousin and a childhood friend of my Dad (Arnold Andersen). I got to know him after I moved to Minnesota in 1968. He told me many stories about my family and his. He was a good cousin to know. I will be at the visitation and the funeral.

  6. I should have said he was a childhood friend of Dad’s family, not of Dad. Dad was 14 years old when Pat was born. you can edit my post.

  7. Our sincere sympathies in the passing of your Dad. He was always gracious to Jack and I as not only life-long friends of his daughter Pat, but of the family. Opening his home to us with warmth and humor is something that meant a lot to us. You leave us with many stories and fond memories. Jack & Kathy Kruger

  8. Toay Family – there are not many who met Pat that don’t have a story or 10 about him. He was truly the most interesting person in any room. I am deeply saddened by the Earthly loss of him. I had weekly phone calls with Pat for about 2 years. He was always my favorite mid week conversation. May you all know you are in our prayers and good thoughts.

    ~Lia from Quality Disposal Systems

  9. Leo and merilee klose marshalltown iowa I miss this man we done it all together very sad. Just had major shoulder surgery could not make the trip. Love everyone

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