Funeral services for Ira Parnell Toshavik, 48, Gardner, KS, formerly of Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday September 1, 2021, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. A visitation is set for 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., Tuesday August 31, 2021, also at the mortuary. Ira passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi Health in Fort Scott, KS.
Ira was born on October 2, 1972, in Lawton, Oklahoma, the son of Beverly (Worcester) and Allen Toshavik.
Survivors include his son, Canyon (Brenna) Toshavik, siblings; Claudia Sims, Regina Toshavik, Jenny King-Brown, Mary Evan two grandchildren; Kota and Robin Toshavik, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and several Nieces and Nephews.
Ira was preceded in death by Allen Toshavik, and Beverly (Worcester), Nick Evan, Leah Worcester.
Ira graduated from Lawrence High School in 1992. Later in life he went on to get his CDL license and worked as a cement truck driver for several years. Ira had many friends that he would call family in different areas of his life. He enjoyed Pow Wow dancing, hunting, fishing, riding his bike, barbequing with his family and friends, watching Chief’s Games with his Son, Daughter, and grandkids. He was also a big fan of the Royals and OU. He had many talents that he shared like beading, sewing, and dancing and some of them that he rarely shared like drawing, and writing poetry. Ira was always willing to help where he could and enjoyed getting people to laugh and smile. He will be truly missed on social media with his beautiful sunrise posts, funny memes, and selfies in all kinds of situations.