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Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Travis & Shanna Toews and Family Funeral Director / Owner

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Travis is a third generation funeral director born on November 29, 1976 to Leroy & Sharon Toews in Baker, MT.  His maternal grandfather was the founding funeral director in the small town of Baker.  With his dad marrying into a family of funeral service, the opportunity came for him to learn about funeral work and he eventually became a licensed funeral director.  In 1986, the family left Montana to purchase a funeral home in British Columbia, Canada.  Travis grew up assisting his dad in many facets of the business and hence developed a passion for funeral service at that time.  Upon his high school graduation in 1995, Travis returned to the States to attend college in Nampa, ID where he received his bachelor degree in Business Administration.  After serving his funeral service apprenticeship there, he attended Mount Hood Community College in Portland, OR where he completed his Mortuary Science degree.  Upon graduation in 2001, Travis returned to Baker where he managed the funeral home there for the next 3 years.  It was during this time he met his wife, Shanna in Dickinson, ND. 

 

Shanna was born August 19, 1978 to Tim and Del Rae Privratsky.  She lived most of her life in Dickinson and attended college locally at Dickinson State University where she majored in Business Admin and Spanish.  Shanna loves the culinary arts and especially loves to make yummy desserts!  She keeps super busy at home raising their brood of kiddos.

 

Travis and Shanna were married in June of 2003 and mid-way thru the following year they purchased Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service in western Montana near Glacier National Park.  In 2007, they sold the funeral home and made their way back to Dickinson.  At about this time they began to start their family, Alex (2007), Jared (2009), Annie (2012) and Jace (2015) while Travis was introduced to some other business opportunities.  However, he still maintained a strong passion to return to funeral service.  In 2013, Travis had the chance to return to work at a local funeral home here in Dickinson where he was employed until the summer of 2016.   

 

It has always been a lifelong dream to own and operate a family run funeral home especially in a community like Sullivan and the surrounding areas.  Travis’ parents, Leroy and Sharon Toews will be joining us each fall for part of the year to assist at the funeral home.  Faith and family are of utmost importance to the Toews family and they are extremely honored and privileged to continue the level of service and care to the communities that the Eaton family has provided these past generations.  

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Andrea Toews Martin Funeral Assistant

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Leroy & Sharon Toews Funeral Director/Embalmer

Coming soon...

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Cindra Williams Funeral Director/Embalmer

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Harve & Sharon Doyle Funeral Assistant

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Glen & Debbie Carter Funeral Assistants

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Sherri Burch Administrative Assistant

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Donna Garner Funeral Assistant

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Larry Garrison Funeral Assistant

Travis & Shanna Toews and Family

Funeral Director / Owner
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Travis is a third generation funeral director born on November 29, 1976 to Leroy & Sharon Toews in Baker, MT.  His maternal grandfather was the founding funeral director in the small town of Baker.  With his dad marrying into a family of funeral service, the opportunity came for him to learn about funeral work and he eventually became a licensed funeral director.  In 1986, the family left Montana to purchase a funeral home in British Columbia, Canada.  Travis grew up assisting his dad in many facets of the business and hence developed a passion for funeral service at that time.  Upon his high school graduation in 1995, Travis returned to the States to attend college in Nampa, ID where he received his bachelor degree in Business Administration.  After serving his funeral service apprenticeship there, he attended Mount Hood Community College in Portland, OR where he completed his Mortuary Science degree.  Upon graduation in 2001, Travis returned to Baker where he managed the funeral home there for the next 3 years.  It was during this time he met his wife, Shanna in Dickinson, ND. 

 

Shanna was born August 19, 1978 to Tim and Del Rae Privratsky.  She lived most of her life in Dickinson and attended college locally at Dickinson State University where she majored in Business Admin and Spanish.  Shanna loves the culinary arts and especially loves to make yummy desserts!  She keeps super busy at home raising their brood of kiddos.

 

Travis and Shanna were married in June of 2003 and mid-way thru the following year they purchased Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service in western Montana near Glacier National Park.  In 2007, they sold the funeral home and made their way back to Dickinson.  At about this time they began to start their family, Alex (2007), Jared (2009), Annie (2012) and Jace (2015) while Travis was introduced to some other business opportunities.  However, he still maintained a strong passion to return to funeral service.  In 2013, Travis had the chance to return to work at a local funeral home here in Dickinson where he was employed until the summer of 2016.   

 

It has always been a lifelong dream to own and operate a family run funeral home especially in a community like Sullivan and the surrounding areas.  Travis’ parents, Leroy and Sharon Toews will be joining us each fall for part of the year to assist at the funeral home.  Faith and family are of utmost importance to the Toews family and they are extremely honored and privileged to continue the level of service and care to the communities that the Eaton family has provided these past generations.  

Andrea Toews Martin

Funeral Assistant
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Leroy & Sharon Toews

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Coming soon...

Cindra Williams

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Harve & Sharon Doyle

Funeral Assistant
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Glen & Debbie Carter

Funeral Assistants
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Sherri Burch

Administrative Assistant
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Donna Garner

Funeral Assistant
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Larry Garrison

Funeral Assistant
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