Audrey Toenies


Audrey Toenies, age 82 of Grey Eagle, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Melrose following the meal.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Grey Eagle.
Audrey Ann Shay was born November 27, 1935 in Melrose, Minnesota to Melvin and Lydia Shay. She married Edmund Toenies on September 10, 1955 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose. She was employed as a LPN at the Melrose Hospital from July of 1956 through her retirement in October of 1993.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Audrey enjoyed her job as a nurse, especially assisting with bringing new babies into the world. She loved living at the lake, watching the sunset, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Michael (fiancé, Nicole) Toenies of Henderson and Kelly (Doug) Goodrich of Rapid City, South Dakota; grandchildren, Mike (Beth) Toenies of Jacksonville, Florida, Torey (Landon) Bruegger of LeSueur, Torrance Day of Nicollet, and Kody Ronning of Rapid City, South Dakota; one great-grandchild; sister, Patricia (Ralph) Nentl of Crosslake; and brothers, Mel (Janice) Shay of Naples, Florida, Thomas (Diane) Shay of Cedar, and Michael (Susan) Shay of Naperville, Illinois.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Toenies on June 5, 2010; parents; and daughter-in-law, Christie Toenies.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.