Daryl Wayne Toews was born to Harold and Lillian Toews on May 24, 1949, in Glasgow, Mont. He passed away at age 74 on Sept. 30, 2023.
Daryl grew up with his parents and three siblings on their family farm in Lustre, Mont. His passions for his life were Jesus and serving as Christ did. He accepted Jesus as his personal savior at an early age, and he was a member of the Lustre Mennonite Brethren Church his entire life.
He graduated from Lustre Christian High School (LCHS) and then attended Tabor College and Montana State.
He married his wife Jean (Schmidt) Toews on Nov. 27, 1969. Early in their marriage, they served with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). This was a life-changing time of learning about the Spirit- filled life and working with youth. His desire was for everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
They returned to Lustre where he served his community in many ways including: LCHS board, LCHS dorm parents, Lustre Grade School board, Lustre MB Church council, Sunday school teacher, and Central District MB Conference boards. Serving in these positions was his lifelong ministry and passion as well as raising his three daughters. He was a realtor for 40 years along with working in farming personally and with Zerbe Farms.
God called him to public service as a Montana State Senator for eight years. He was proud of sponsoring SB 220 and SB 302 (Dry Prairie