Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL


John Colin Toline

March 2, 1955February 28, 2020

John Colin Toline, age 64, of Forest Park, Illinois passed away on Friday February 28, 2020. A Celebration of Life has been postponed and will occur at a later date, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL 60130. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawnchicago.com. Please check the website for any updates.


  • Celebration of Life Services have been postponed and will be held at a later date


John Colin Toline

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Bill Shannon

March 31, 2020

Something caused me to think of you just now so I Googled you only to find that you were no longer with us. I met you at Balsamo-Olson in the 80s where you worked with Bruce Bruckelmeier then lost track for close to 15 years. I recall visiting you in your tiny studio apartment in Hinsdale now and then. It was full of musical instruments. Was very cooI. In the late 90s I found you at SDI/V3 and lost track of you when you left there. Was hoping to reconnect. So sorry I waited. You were a great guy and a true friend. You'll ever be missed...especially your easy laugh.

steve blaser

March 16, 2020

hiking down"bright angel''trail at 2 oclock in the Grand Canyon without a camping permit,waking up in a New Mexico desert being attacked by a colony of fire ants that we had camped on the night before,a small fire on a secluded beach with the pacific ocean as our companion,the whole highway1 experience,countless hours spent in the woods......treehouse building.the non critically acclaimed movies shot with an old 8mm camera,a lazy afternoon at the abandoned rock quarries in Tipton iowa, and as always with Colin... the music. you live on,my brother. I love you Colin Toline . steve blaser


March 13, 2020

I've enjoyed the pleasure of being in Colin's presence only a hand full of times and usually involved a music scene of some sort. And like all those within the Toline family he was kind, gentle, sincerely interesting and interested, supportive and willing. Our world loses a good person.

Dennis Hancq

March 10, 2020

So many good memories with this guy. Colin was always on the hunt...never slowed down when it came to finding a good deal. I remember trying to keep up with him on Maxwell Street in Chicago and various antique stores and he was always way ahead sniffing out all the good stuff.
The best memories though, were the many wonderful gigs the Mudcats played and he was the one that kept that momentum up too. Great musician, great artist, great friend and one of the most generous people I've every met. You are missed my friend.