Douglas (Doug) Toliver

douglas (doug) toliver
Douglas (Doug) W. Toliver, 63, Fargo, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home of natural causes. Doug was born to Warren (Bud) Toliver and Dorothy (Dot) (Bailly) Toliver on August 5, 1952 in Moorhead, Minnesota. He grew up in Fargo, attended schools here and graduate from Shanley High School in 1970. Doug attended NDSU and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. He began his restaurant career at the Old Broadway where he became manager. He then opened and managed Restaurants around the U.S. Doug lived for sports. He loved basketball and golf. Doug retired last spring. He is survived by his children, Derek James (Ashley) Toliver, Dallas, TX, Andrew Robert (Lauren) Toliver, Dallas, TX, and Kristin Elizabeth (Garett) Fralix, San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Ethan Connell, Robert Toliver, and Eden Toliver; sisters, Cindy Egge, Moorhead and Mary Kay Johncock, Bainbridge, WA; nieces, Jen, Chandra, Amanda, and Rachel. There will be a Prayer Service at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. Friday with visitation in the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be at St. Mary’s at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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  1. Rest In Peace, Tolly! You were a great man, and you were always there to support me throughout the years. You will be missed by all of us!


  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Doug’s family. We had a lot of good times together in grade and high school. He was always so funny and caring.

  3. Dougie, thanks for many wonderful childhood memories (chipping golf balls who knows where from your back yard) and the support while we were both down in Austin Texas. You were always bigger than life to me. I will miss you!


  4. To all of the Tolivers,

    I’m so sorry for OUR loss. Tolly was a good friend to all. So many memories of high school and Fargo include him. I wish I could be there to say my goodbyes to my old friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  5. We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss! I remember, as a youngster, the mischief that Doug would “lead us into”. There was a time in Walhalla that he either got hit in the face by a golf club, or he did the swinging, and hit my brother John. Just a lot of fun whenever we got together! We will miss you Doug!


  6. Mary Kay and family. I am so sorry to hear about Doug. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember bugging Doug when I would come to your house seend like we always got on his nerves. Lol. But one thing I remember clearly was how much you admired him and how close you two were. Love and prayers Colleen.

  7. Cindy,
    Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry that I’m out of town and unable to share in the celebration of Doug’s life. Thinking of you during these difficult days. Liz

  8. Mary Kay-Sorry to read about your brother’s death in the paper. Not easy. My husband passed away in December. Thoughts and prayers for you, Cindy, and your family. Lori Martindale

  9. So sad to hear of Doug’s death. He was way to young. I know my brother,Jim, and he were good friends. Being a Shanley graduate myself I knew Doug. It is so hard to loose one’s friends so young. I will keep Doug’s family in my prayers.
    Kathy Lynch Ashe

  10. Cindy and Family,
    I was so saddened to read of Doug’s passing. It was so nice to see him at the Shanley reunion this summer, and we had a few good laughs about our St. Mary’s days & Shanley days. May he rest in peace.

    Jane (Ermer) Metzger

  11. Tolly:
    When I saw you Monday at the Y I was so taken by your statement that you had been praying for me and my fight with my health issues. You were always a good friend and I will miss your since of humor and the great memories we had playing softball with you and Ray.

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