September 1, 1945 – March 22, 2014
Toby Wilber, age 68, of Boone and formerly of Creston, passed away surrounded by the loving presence of all his family on March 22, 2014, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone with Rev. Dick Dahle officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone with full military honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.
Toby Curtis Wilber was born in Creston, on September 1, 1945, the son of Richard and Alene (Jandrey) Wilber. He graduated from Creston High School in 1964 and then served with the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1969 and had the rank of Sergeant.
Toby married Anna Coleman on February 28, 1970, in Maryville, Missouri. The couple moved to Boone from Urbandale in 1979.
Toby worked in the automotive industry since he was 14 years old. His greatest accomplishments were owning Boone Auto Supply from 1978 to 1981 and Boone NAPA from 1992 to 2010.
Toby was a member of the former Elks in Boone, former member of the Boone Day-Breakers Kiwanis, Boone Chamber of Commerce, the Country Club, Tall Corn Antique Auto Club, and the Boone Squires and Dames.
Toby especially enjoyed traveling with his wife. When not traveling, the thing that brought him the greatest joy was watching his grandkids in their many activities. Toby’s next source of joy was playing golf and cards with friends. His other hobbies included racing, restoring old cars and golf carts, and driving his Corvette. He enjoyed each morning playing his guitar with passion and commitment to become the accomplished guitar player he was.
He was a long time member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone where he was active in the choir, worship band, church council, and performing with the Augie Bottom Boys Group for Augie’s Diner.
Toby is remembered for his unfailing love for his family, work ethic, and respect and compassion for others.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Connie.
Toby is survived by his wife Anna of Boone; son Scott Wilber and wife Julie of Boone; two daughters, Shellie Grabau and husband Matthew, and Christina Busch and husband Cory, all of Boone; a sister Becky LaGrand of Creston; ten grandchildren: Damon and Dusty Moran, Kenzie, Landon, and Emma Grabau, Drew and Jade Wilber, Dylan Bangs, and Chandler and Carly Busch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 309 S. Greene Street in Boone on Thursday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation on Friday will be at the Church from 9 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Toby, memorials may be directed to the family to be distributed to charities and organizations of their choice.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.