Raymond D. Totten

03/21/1926 — 06/28/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Lansing, MI

Raymond D. Totten

Raymond “Toby” Totten

After 93 busy years, last Friday evening my dad, with his ticket in hand, boarded the 4:55 pm bus going non-stop to Heaven.

Toby was born in Lansing, MI on March 21, 1926. He spent most of his childhood in Kansas. After graduating from high school, Toby was involved in the testing of B-29 Bombers as a civilian. That experience spawned a love for airplanes that lasted his entire life.

Toby met the love of his life, Yvonne, in 1949, while working as a cab driver in Los Angeles. They were married shortly after and raised their two children.

He was a pastor for over 30 years in Southern California. He also had a jail ministry in Orange County, CA. He touched so many lives. Toby was known as the “Chaplain with the tattoo”.

Toby is survived by, daughter,  Kathlyn Srubek; grandson, Matt (Alexandria) Srubek; great-grandchildren, Carter and Gabrielle; grand-daughter,  Michelle (Andy) Counts; sister, Yvonne (Gene) Croyle; sister-in-law, Linda Reder and his nieces and nephews, Dale, Steve, Charlene, Jody, and Brian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and L.J.; his wife, Yvonne Reder-Totten; son, Michael Totten and his son-in-law Paul Srubek.

Services will be held at Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home with viewing to start at 10 am followed by a graveside service at Sunset Gardens at 11 am tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. 

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  • Pastor Toby came to mind today when I heard the song “Lighthouse”. If this is the Pastor Toby that held services in Idyllwild, CA. I started going to his little country church around 1980. I will never forget when he would sing the song “Lighthouse”. Tears would roll down his face and you knew he was so in love with Jesus and thankful for his salvation. I have thought of him often over the years and just found this obituary on 9/6/20. A little late, but I pray for comfort for the family. Alma

    September 6, 2020