Tonya ‘Toni’ Kochneff

Tonya ‘Toni’ Kochneff, 64, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Wilton Retirement Community.

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Brian Oliver will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Tonya was born on November 27, 1956, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Geraldine ‘Gerri’ Shield Kochneff.

She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1975. Toni then went on to graduate from Muscatine Community College. She retired from Grain Processing Corporation.

Toni enjoyed her friends, family, and anybody that walked into her presence. She was one that could always smile and make it contagious for anyone around. Her positive spirit never wavered, which was a testament to her life. She made it clear that we can be positive through the worst, smile through the hard, and enjoy the good.

She is survived by her children, Angie Pestle and husband, Aaron, of Wilton, and Chase Brower and wife, Dana, of Peoria, Illinois; five grandchildren; and siblings, Ted Kochneff and Diane Lynn Kochneff, both of Muscatine.

Toni is preceded in death by her parents.