Elo Toll went to be with Jesus on September 17, 2018 after a long struggle with cancer. Elo was born in Austin, Texas to Johnny and Martha Toll on March 30, 1945. He was baptized as an infant at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Austin. Elo was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Park and continued to be a member until his death. He loved Jesus, and often took the opportunity to tell others about his faith.
Elo loved music, especially traditional hymns, country western and polka, and dancing. He loved his country, serving in the Army reserve, and wanted his country to reflect God’s will. He was proud of his heritage, and was a member of the Wendish Historical Society, The German-Texas Heritage Society, Hermann Sons, and was a member of a state championship bowling team from Saengerrunde. He also loved to play golf, hunting and fishing, the mountains of Colorado, barbeque and beer. He worked many years at Stripling-Blake Lumber Company, and retired from the Leander School District. He enjoyed friends, and was a member of the Whataburger coffee club, the Senior Circle at Cedar Park Regional Hospital, and was known by many in the Cedar Park and Leander area.
Elo follows his parents and sister Beverly Strickland and Brother-in-law Chuck Ferguson to heaven. He leaves behind his brothers and sisters: Walter Toll of Austin, Texas; J.C.Toll and wife Linnie of Cedar Park, Texas;. Evelyn Ferguson of Leander, Texas; Linda Knapp and husband Eric of Manor, Texas, and Ray Strickland of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also leaves behind his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends, and many memories and stories.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 20th, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Park, Texas, followed by a Graveside Service at Cedar Park Cemetery.
Praise be to God for His grace and mercy!