Dr. Jerry Toller

Obituary of Dr. Jerry Fredrik Toller

Dr. Jerry F. Toller died on January 22, 2024, from complications associated with Parkinson's disease. He was 91 years old. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; his sister, Rosemary Cagnina; his two sons, Wesley and Wade; and his three loving grandchildren, Bristol, Samanta, and Neil. Sadly, Jerry was predeceased by his daughter, Amy who died of cancer in 2015. Jerry's journey began in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1932. He was born to Rosa Maria and Heinrich Toller. Jerry had a simple midwestern upbringing and he grew into a boy who was kind, humble, studious, hard-working, and quietly self-confident. He stayed true to his roots as he moved through life. As a young man, Jerry worked in his uncle's pharmacy where he developed an interest in medicine as a way of helping others. While earning his pharmacy degree from Creighton University, Jerry met Dolores who he married soon afterwards. After serving in the Army, Jerry continued his work as a pharmacist but realized that he wanted to do more. He then pursued a degree in medicine at the University of Iowa. In 1965, Jerry moved his family westward, ultimately settling in Yuba City, CA, where he would begin his practice of family medicine. In those early days, family physicians would make actual house calls. Jerry always answered the call, jumping into his old blue Buick with medical bag and stethoscope in hand. He loved working with patients. All told, he spent more than four decades ensuring every one of his patients received the best treatment possible. After retirement, Jerry found time to explore the world with family and friends. He enjoyed cruises with Dolores to far-off destinations, fishing trips to Alaska with his boys, and relaxing getaways to Maui or Lake Tahoe. He especially enjoyed spending time with his circle of close friends, and he will be fondly remembered for his Shenanigans at Thursday night poker. Jerry also had a passion for gardening, and he grew some of the best tomatoes you will ever taste. When Jerry's journey ended, he was where he wanted to be - in his home with family and friends. Jerry was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Parkinson's Foundation (www.parkinson.org).

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