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Obituary for Michael Allan Toelkes

Michael Allan Toelkes, 72, Olathe, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at his home. No service is planned. Condolences may be left at

Michael was born in Hays, Kansas on August 7, 1951 to Robert J. and Norah M. (Glass) Toelkes. He grew up in Plainville, Kansas; graduating in 1969 from Plainville High School. Michael (Mike) lived in California, Washington State and Guam, working as a real life cowboy and bridge builder while raising a family with his wife Barbara Toelkes. Settling in Olathe, Kansas in 1983 he mainly worked concrete/construction. Mike enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He loved to watch Westerns and Nascar on TV. In more recent years, he’d become a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. He spent time building and repairing little things, playing pitch and caring for the feral porch cat. He was an excellent mechanic and made the best biscuits and gravy.

Michael is survived by his children Tahoma Toelkes, Whidbey Island, Washington and Faith Toelkes, Lenexa, Kansas; siblings: David Toelkes, Plainville, Kansas, Anita Knapp, Norton, Kansas and Patrick Toelkes, Los Angeles, California; grandchildren: Jayden and Dyllan; and nephew Solomon. He is preceded in death by his parents