Michael E. “Mike” Toby, Holland

mike-tobyMichael E. “Mike” Toby, 57, of Holland, died Tuesday (November 8) at his home. He was born in Huntingburg June 2, 1959, to Joseph Toby, Sr. and Caroline (Hasenour) Toby. He married Carla K. Veatch October 4, 1980, in Celestine.

Mike was employed as a screening officer at the Branchville Correctional Facility in Branchville. He worked in Indiana’s prison system for 26 years, starting his career at the Indiana State Prison in 1990 and after three years transferred to the Branchville facility in 1993 where he worked for 23 years. In 2004 he was promoted to Sergeant; and in 2007 took the position of Screening Officer. He was in charge of the Branchville facility‚Äôs honor guard for 12 years and did several years on the K9 and emergency squad. He served as a reserve deputy for the Porter County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed playing computer and video games and any outdoor activities with his family including camping, disc golf, golf, and corn hole.

He is survived by his wife, Carla K. Toby; two daughters, Andrea McCammon and husband William, Owensville, and Denise Toby, Holland; two sons, Brandon Toby, Evansville, and Corey Toby and wife Laura, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four brothers, Joe Toby Jr. and wife Cheyanne, Bill Toby and wife Clara, and Dave Toby and wife Jyl, all of Jasper, and Tom Toby and wife Reba, St. Anthony; five sisters, Caroline Sutton and Betty Forbes and husband Terry, all of St. Anthony, Mary Kline and husband Charlie, Huntingburg, and Darlene Brown and wife Wesley, Smithville, Virgina, and Susie Loven and husband Tom, Jasper; one grandson, Cade Toby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Ron “Butch” Toby.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wickliffe Cemetery Fund or to Heart to Heart Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Wickliffe Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Henry Schwartz and a standing vigil will be conducted by the Branchville Correctional Facility Honor Guard.

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