John H. Toggweiler
October 13, 1925 – March 25, 2019
John Toggweiler, 93, of Longwood, died peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in 1925 in Indiana, John moved with his family to Miami when he was 10 years old.
Directly after graduating from Miami Edison High School in 1944, he entered the US Army Air Force and served as a waist gunner in a B-24 Squadron stationed in southern Italy.
After the war, like so many others, he went to college on the GI Bill. He first attended University of Miami, but later transferred to Stetson University — a wise move as it was there that he met his sweetheart Joyce Rogers. They married in 1949 and after several years started their family in Miami Springs.
John enjoyed a lengthy, successful career in the insurance industry as a State Farm agent.
He was a man of faith and very active in his church community and in Gideons International.
After retirement, John and Joyce moved to Lake Mary and later to Longwood.
Throughout the years, John, an avid golfer, enjoyed as many hours on the course as possible both in Florida and North Carolina. Most of all, he enjoyed his time with family and took quiet pride and joy in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joyce; by his son John R. (Susan Leigh); by his daughters, Gail Clapner (Keith) and Kathy Signer (John); and by his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at Village on the Green in the Longwood Room at 2 pm on Saturday, March 30th.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Gideons International www.gideons.org or to The Honor Flight Network www.honorflight.org
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
John H. Toggweiler
March 28, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing, but what a beautiful, full life he lived.
He always had a smile as he called me (Sharon) “Jonesie.” And what a wonderful example of a man of faith!
Our condolescences are with all of you. May his spirit live within you as you remember the wonderful times you shared.
With our love- Sharon & Greg, Nancy & Ralph and Sue