Tom was an outstanding Trooper & great friend!
He was awesome to work with in Johnson County!
Tom was fun to room with & work the State Fair detail for several years!
He will be truly missed.
Bill Kean Retired ISP 188
Dear Lisa, Linda, & Laurie,
Please accept my condolences for the passing of your Dad. I have fond memories of growing up next door to your family. I really miss your Mom.
You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Lisa, Linda, Laurie - we were so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. A great loss for so many. We have many fond memories of Tom that we will always treasure. ❤
Mary and Don Capes
Very sorry for the passing of Uncle Tom. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him when I was living in Iowa City, and I know he loved his job very much. He will be missed by all who knew him.
My condolences to Tom’s family on his passing. I would stop into the UI police’s communications office at the tennis courts after Iowa football games to see my dad and would often see Tom’s friendly face there. My dad always spoke so highly of Tom. I hope you all have many happy memories of Tom to bring you comfort.
I was a police officer in Anamosa back in the 70's. Tom was a very valued brother in arms. Tom was always someone we could count on if we needed assistance. I remember one night when I was called to shut down a wedding dance that was getting out of control. It was in a upstairs bar. I was attempting to arrest a trouble maker and the crowd panicked and all headed for the exit at once taking me and the trouble maker with them. The situation was getting worse and we were stuck at the top of the stairs when I saw a smokey bear hat cutting through the crowd on the stairs. It was my good friend Tom coming to bail me out. We had some wild times and amazing fun back then. There will always be a warm spot in my heart for my good friend and fellow officer. Farewell Tom!
Sweet Toner Girls. Just wanted to tell you how much I miss your Mom and now I will miss Dad also!
Where should I begin? We have a wonderful History that spans so long and has so many situations that I’d be here all year. The Laughs we’ve shared. The places we’ve been. Remember Delhi that summer OMG. You mom wanted to “keep house with baking cooking. And cleaning like at home and we all just kept tracking in SAND. And the Milwaukee zoo...... didn’t someone we know get her knee stuck in the monkey cage? Maybe we should have let her stay with them!!!!!
You girls are so special in my heart and my deepest sympathies go out to you and yours at this very hard time. Your family and mine will always be linked so keep in touch, stay safe and always ways remember where to come if you want to relive a funny funny story...........LOVE YOU ALL
I'm sorry to learn of Tom's death. His dedicated work with the Patrol made us all safer. I might add that the Saturday night post St. Pat's group at MidTown won't be the same. Pat White
In 1982 my husband had just become a State Trooper and moving to the Iowa City area. Tom is the one who showed us around and helped us find a place to live. He was very kind always willing to help when needed. He was that kind of guy and will be missed. My sympathy goes out to your family. It is always hard to loose someone you love but you know he lived a good life. May our Lord bless and comfort you and you and your family during this time.
Lisa, Linda and Laurie,
We are so very sorry about the loss of your Dad, Uncle Tom. As a kid, I remember him looking so handsome in his State patrol uniform! He was very kind. Our thoughts are with you and your families. Hugs to you.
Dan and Cathy Davis
I first met Tom as a Deputy working in the Johnson County Jail. He was one of the nicest guys anyone would ever want to meet. Those individuals that Tom arrested as a Trooper and brought to Jail always commented on what a really nice Officer he was. Some even thanked him for arresting them and preventing them from hurting anyone. It just showed what a good person he was and the respect he had for everyone no matter what the situation. My sincere condolences to his family.
Sending condolences to Lisa, Linda, and Laurie and all the Toner family. Tom has good memories of Tom, especially when he worked for International Harvester in Dubuque. He gave him a ride in the brand new model---the International Scout.
I met Tom when I was a dispatcher with Johnson County Sheriff Department he was so kind so easy to work with also a detailed person a trip with my girlfriend to Vegas just after he and Marcia married we wanted to see Vegas and all places they took us der their wings drove two farm gold all around and to make sure we were safe so kind so sad for the loss Marji Stanton and 52-30
Lisa, Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
I first met Tom when he was a Trooper in Post #12. After he was assigned to Iowa City, every time we executed a drug arrest warrant, Tom was my “go-to guy.” Very dependable officer. I played a lot of golf with him and went to many Indy car races with him and Marsha. Proud to call Tommy a friend for over 40 years. Condolences to his family members.
Storm Lake, Iowa
My sympathy to the "Toner Girls" that I grew up with.
Anna Mary (Boots) Riniker
Tom was a great man and a class act. I worked with Tom when he was an Investigator for the State Patrol. May he rest in peace.
Phil Fordyce Capt. Oelwein Police Ret.
My deepest condolences to the Toner family. My first memory of Tom was when I worked at Hartwig Motors and his patrol car was a '75 Dodge(or thereabouts) One memory to pass on from Tom was his episode of driving through a wet and muddy median. Apparently, the rear bumper guards hung down far enough to cause his car to get stuck in that median. The occupants of the car he was going after saw his plight, stopped, and gave him a series of single-digit salutes. Needless to say, those bumper guards came off the next time in the shop.
Tom was a very gentle person. When he first moved down to this area from Jones County he was always very appreciative of the help given him navigate a new area for his work. I was a Johnson County Sheriffs' dispatcher at the time and Tom was always helpful to the department. He was always first to come to a funeral or wake to give condolences when I had a relative pass as well.
When he first moved down from Jones County he was explaining to me the amount of work it took to setup in different locations to observe traffic violators in the rural area. In contrast he noticed how much easier it was down here as people on the Interstate system were, 'well, they're just breaking the law!'
I'll miss his kind smile.
I had the pleasure of making Tom's acquaintance many moons ago at Ed Otten's sign shop. We shared an affinity of pulling Ed's chain. His ever-present grin was a welcomed sight, and an occasion I will sorely miss. Please accept my condolences, the world was a better place having Tom in it!
Tom was a great guy!
He will be missed by all of us at Hi Point.
Condolences on the loss of Tom, a good man, friend and intrepid story teller.
Sorry to Hear. Thoughts and Prayers to the Toner Family. I remember growing up as He and my Pa had meetings & get togethers, hotel stays, where all us girls got to swim, hang out, and become friends. They were good times.
We just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and that you have our deepest sympathy.
Everybody at Wayne Hall Chrysler -- Anamosa
Sympathies to Tom's family and friends. Tom was a stranger to no one. He was one of those few people that nobody ever said a bad thing about. What a great human he was.
Tom was one of my favorite travelers on Friends Club trips and became a special friend. I will miss him. He was a gem. I send along sympathy to his family.
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Tom was truly a great guy, always so friendly, a pleasure to be around, and work with.
I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I met Tom when I worked at UIPD Records. I also worked part-time for Airport Express, where Tom worked part-time for Holiday Wrecker (both owned by the Wissinks). We always had a lot of fun reminiscing & telling police stories. Tom was one of the nicest guys I knew. My condolences to Tom's family. RIP Tom, and thank you for your service.
My heartfelt condolences to Tom’s family. I knew and worked with him for many years during my career at Coralville PD. He always had a ready smile and you never had to ask him for help a second time. He truly exhibited a high degree of cooperation with other LEOs, no matter which agency was involved.
I would run into him several times after his retirement and oftentimes he would see me first, run over, and make contact with a big grin and hearty laugh. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
To the Toner family, Sherri and I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Tom when I was a trooper. He was always laughing and great to be around. Always enjoyed our golf outings. He will be truly missed. Todd Jones, x205.
You have our deepest sympathy. I enjoyed working with Tom for many years. He was a great Trooper and a wonderful Friend. He surely will be missed. RIP Brother!!!!! Robert J. Dolezal Retired/Detective Johnson County /SO.
Toner family you are all in my prayers. Tommy T. was one of the best. He and some fellow officers always golfed in my tournaments. Wow was he a lot of fun. We shared Christmas cards for many years. Keep all the good memories in your hearts forever. God Bless.. ps I still have his autograph on a warning ticket to this day.
Very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was a great guy! Prayers to the family.
Barb and I send our sincere condolences to Tom's family and friends. We both knew Tom for many, many years and regarded him as a fine officer and friend with a great sense of humor. As I recall, Tom was chosen as one of the first motorcycle Troopers in the State. We LEOs have lost a good man and a good friend. Tom, you will be missed.