The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Toby Webb

 

February 4, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Toby Webb, 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.

He was preceded in death by wife, Joan; son, Randy; parents, Sidney "Spider" Webb and Gladys (Ballinger); and sister, Delight (Arthur) Carli.

He passed away peacefully at Jones-Harrison hospice care in Minneapolis.

He is survived by his children, Jack and Wendy; Wendy's son, Benjamin; Jack's children, Samuel and Sydney; and all Toby's beloved family including, Mary Prosek Bonk, Sandra Carli Moller (Dick), Michael Carli (Nancy), and all their loved ones.

Toby cherished every one of us. You knew it right away. That includes all the Finnish clan on his wife's side. He absolutely loved our 4th of July "Maki reunions." Cousins Brian, Ronnie, James, Richard, wives and children, and all loved ones and all we visited in Montana.

At age 90, Toby was still living on his own in Hurley. He loved his stops at the Iron Nugget on Silver Street at 4 p.m. sharp. He had a long, rich life.

Born Wendall Edward, March 12, 1928, his ancestors have a founding-father history in the Iron County area. It is documented that Toby's great-grandfather, Samuel Webb, helped put Hurley and Ironwood on the map. Samuel came to this country from England as a boy in the 1850s, became captain of the area mines here, and built his house on the northeast corner of Maple and 3rd Avenue in Hurley. (Later, Engstrom's Funeral Home).

Toby's great-grandmother Mary (Paynter) Webb died in that house surrounded by the loving bedside care of her eight children. (from her obit) She was the first person to ever be buried in Hurley Cemetery.

For many years, Toby was employed as a district manager for Liggett & Myers tobacco. He made his home base in Minneapolis where he lived until he retired and moved back to Hurley.

Burial will be this spring at Hurley Cemetery.

 
 
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