Paul A. Toomey - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 22, 1927 - November 16, 2014

Paul A. Toomey, age 86 of Bloomington. Paul was a proud veteran of WW II. He volunteered many years with Meals on Wheels, and over the years donated over 18 gallons of blood. He enjoyed Volksmarching with his wife.

Preceded in death by his wife, Daphne. Survived by children, Karen (Terry Condon) Toomey, Paul Toomey Jr., Sandra (Peter) Helget, Daniel Toomey, David (Andrea Lindblad) Toomey, and Patrick (Sonia) Toomey; grandchildren, Jennifer Helget; Maren, Cameron and Christian Toomey; sister-in-law, Fran Toomey.


  1. Kitty Peterson says:

    The last time we saw Uncle Paul was at the Minneapolis airport. Mike and I were flying through on our way to Rapid City and Paul and Daph met us at the airport for a beer and conversation. They were both full of life and Paul had his irrepressible smile. It was a good visit.

    I am sure he found great comfort in having his family near and I hope that you each have many happy memories to bring smiles and warmth to your hearts in the coming days and years.

    Please let us know if you establish a memorial fund of any sort. With sympathy, Kitty Peterson and Mike Egan

  2. John Darham says:

    My Dear Cousins,

    I’m so sorry you all have lost your Dad, and us our favorite Uncle. I’m glad he passed peacefully, he deserved that and more. Uncle Paul was quite a character, my Mother’s closest brother. The last of the Greatest Generation, he did not have a childhood, losing his Mom very young, cutting his teeth on hard farm work, and coming of age in a terrible war in which ALL the Toomey children served in one capacity or another. I think your Dad lied about his age to enlist early and unflinchingly served our Nation with distinction. All of America owes him, them, a great debt. I remember some of his war stories, tricks he told me they used to get by in survival conditions. For many years he kept his fleece flight suit in the car as insurance in case he ditched the car in the open windswept prairies of the Williston Basin in winter. Smart and resourceful, Uncle Paul could fix anything but the elections. He loved your Mother faithfully, nurtured you all through the many years of your childhoods, into good adults, and do know he was very proud of all of you. I’m thankful I got to visit with him twice in the last year. He will be missed. Cherish the great Dad that he was.

  3. Andreas Kutz says:

    Dear Toomey’s,

    I just found out about your loss today. Paul was an awesome man…. some of you might remember that I had the pleasure to meet him and Daphne here in Germany years ago. I would like to express my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with the whole Family.

    Very sincerely,

    Andreas Kutz

  4. Angie Hopwood says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Paul was a vibrant, funny man, and we always enjoyed his visits at Grandpa Dan’s.

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