Toni L. Stevens

Toni L. Stevens

1961 – 2023


IDA GROVE - Toni L. Stevens, 62, of Ida Grove, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. Beth Vogt will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove.

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Toni Lee (Monroe) Stevens, the daughter of Thomas J. and Georgia S. (Stowers) Monroe, was born on July 7, 1961, in Valparaiso, Indiana. She grew up in and received her education in Valparaiso. After high school, Toni entered the workforce as a manager of a retail store.

Toni was blessed with four sons: Shawn, Shane, Dustin, and David. In the late 90s, Toni moved to Ida Grove to be closer to her father. While living in Ida Grove, Toni worked as a bartender at Sportsmans. On June 20, 2015, Toni was united in marriage to Allen Stevens.

Some of Toni’s favorite things included camping at Crawford Creek and Lake View, riding on the back of Allen’s Harley, and collecting lighthouses. Toni and Allen enjoyed going on spontaneous adventures as well as traveling. Jamaica and Nashville being a couple of her favorite trips. Toni also treasured time spent with her grandson, Adam. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband Allen Stevens of Ida Grove; sons David Zell (Nicole Determann) of Wall Lake, and Shane Tilley of South Carolina; stepdaughters Jennifer Stevens of Des Moines, Heather (Stephen) Caskey of Daytona, Florida, and Kayla Stevens of Coon Rapids; grandchildren: Adam Zell and Zayden Green; step grandchildren: Christian, Michael, Andrew, Adia, Kalena, Amethyst, Marley, and Levi; brothers John Monroe, Wayne Monroe, Carl Klahn, and Troy Monroe; sisters Julie (Gerrod) Sholty and Lisa (Allen) Doely; half-sisters Vickie Gray and Bobbie Klahn; in-laws George and Judy Dillinger; sisters-in-law Connie (Jeff) Bromley, Leesa Peters and her daughter Emma; brother-in-law Jeff (Cathy) Dillinger; special friends Tammy and Kendra; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Monroe and Georgia Klahn; sons Dustin Drum and Shawn Tilley; many aunts, uncles, and extended family.


Services: Dec. 23, Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, Ida Grove

Burial: Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove

Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home • Ida Grove • 712-364-2727


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