Robert A. Toms Sr., 90, of Dixon, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
Robert was born July 10, 1932, in PineCreek Township the son of Cyrus and Frances (Portner) Toms. On August 23, 1952, at the PineCreek Christian Church, rural Polo, he married Ms. Darlene Piefer. Together they had two sons Robert Jr. and Brian Toms. He was a veteran of in the United States Army serving from 1952 to 1954. Robert above all loved God, his wife and his family.
He worked for Fairview Farm Dairy that later became Prairie Farms as a Milk Route Salesman. Robert was the last home delivery milkman in the area and enjoyed meeting his customers, talking with them and sometime lending a helping hand when needed. He was a lifetime member of the PineCreek Christian Church, Polo VFW, Living History Antique Equipment Association and Polo Area Senior Center. Robert served as a Elder Emeritus and Trustee for PineCreek Christian Church along with a Sunday School Teacher. He enjoyed making and giving away his homemade peanut brittle to many.
Survivors include son Brian Toms of Dixon; brothers Leroy Toms and Burton Toms.
He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene; son Robert Toms Jr; sister Marietta Volz; brothers Leon, Clarence, Maurice, and Harold Toms.
A celebration of his life will be Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. Polo. Graveside services will be Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
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