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Toni D. Friday

Toni Dail Friday, 70, passed away June 25, 2023, at Kavanaugh House, Des Moines, Iowa,

after her second bout with breast cancer.

Toni was born April 22, 1953, to Jerry and Betty (Andrews) Friday of Conrad, Iowa. She

graduated from Iowa State University in Ames in 1975 and later earned a Masters of Business

Administration degree from Drake University in Des Moines. She spent her entire working

career at Deluxe Corp.

She married Wayne Simmer on May 22, 1998. Prior to Wayne’s death in 2015, they split their

time between Des Moines and Fort Myers, Florida.

In addition to Wayne, Toni was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her mother, Betty, of Conrad; brother, Tim Friday, of Union, Iowa; Wayne’s children and grandchildren; son-in-law Brad Cronin of Clive, and many beloved friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded and, per Toni’s wishes, there will be no services.

Memorials are suggested to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa or to the Iowa State

University Athletic Foundation, to the Wayne Simmer memorial scholarship.

Special thanks to Dr. Tom Buroker and staff at John Stoddard Cancer Center.


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