The community of Amherst is mourning the loss last week of one of its education leaders. 54 year old Michael Toelle (Tully) passed away Tuesday after battling leukemia. Toelle had been superintendent of the Tomorrow River School District for the last two years. Prior to that he spent 19 years as principal of the high school, middle school, and elementary school. Toelle also served as a business and computer science teacher in the Iola-Scandinavia district from 1992-97. Plus he coached multiple sports in both communities. A community funeral service is being held for Toelle Tuesday at 1:30 at the Amherst High School gym.