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Charles Irving “Chuck” Toft


Wed, Nov 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Charles Irvinf “Chuck” Toft, age 88, passed away at the Evergreens in Spring Valley, Minn., on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Chuck was born January 31, 1925, in Albert Lea, Minn., the son of Irvin and Cora (Gunderson) Toft. He was raised in Ellendale, Minn., where he was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ellendale High School in 1943. He entered the US Army in 1945 serving as a paratrooper in the Airborne during WW II in Europe. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Margy Dene Sorenson on July 6, 1947, at the Hartland Lutheran Church in Hartland, Minn. He worked for Sorenson and Sons Trucking and farmed in the Ellendale, Hartland and Hayward area until moving to Spring Valley in 1958 to work for Ruan Transport Company. He retired from Ruan in 1987 and continued his passion for farming on his hobby farm outside of Spring Valley.

Chuck was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley where he served as a past usher. He was also a member of the Spring Valley American Legion and VFW Posts. He was proud of his service to his country and was recently honored to be a part of the WW II Honor Flight.

He loved time spent with his children, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He liked to travel, have coffee with friends or just putter on his farm. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, son and brother. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Chuck is survived by his daughters, Penny (Garry) Nordhorn of Owatonna, Peggy (Randy) Babbitt of Breckenridge, Colo., and Sarah (Brent) Kohn of Spring Valley; grandchildren, Jane (Jeff) Nordhorn Allen, Karren (Justin) Taillon, Kris (Neil) Odenbaugh and Gabriel (Francise) Kohn; great-grandchildren, Ben Odenbaugh, Owen Taillon and Annie Odenbaugh; sister, Phyllis Toft of Taft, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Margy; an infant granddaughter; sisters, Olive, Carol and Grace Toft; and brothers, Gordon, Kenneth, James and Paul Toft.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in the church cemetery in Spring Valley. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley, 5-8:00 p.m., on Monday and an hour before the service at th .....
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Barb Leibfried

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Barb Leibfried, age 76, of Racine, Minn. passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Barb was born May 31, 1937 to Byron and Edna (McClarey) Smith in Spring Valley, Minn. She graduated from Spring Valley High School ..... 
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James Edward Costello Sr.

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jim Costello, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 16, 2013 spending his last few days with his family and the caring people at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. James Edward Costello Sr. was born ..... 
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LaVern A. Schmidt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

LaVern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. Sh ..... 
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Lavern A. Schmidt

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lavern A. Schmidt, 88, of Spring Valley, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. LaVern was born on August 19, 1925 on the family farm in Forestville Township, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Lemke) Schulz. She was baptiz ..... 
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Lillian Arett

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Lillian Arett will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 9, 2013 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN with Pastor Laura Fladten and Pastor Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitat ..... 
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Glen E. VanGrevenhof

Thu, Sep 5th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Glen Edward VanGrevenhof, age 70, of Spring Valley, Minnesota died peacefully at his home early Wednesday, September 4, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday September 6, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, ..... 
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Darlene Esther Meyer

Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Darlene Esther Meyer, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, September 3, 2013, of Alzheimer’s at her home with her family at her side while under Mayo Hospice. Darlene was born May 22, 1927, in Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter ..... 
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Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt, 90, died August 9, 2013 at Spring Valley Senior Living Care Center in Spring Valley, MN. On September 16, 1922, Lenora was born to Bert T. and Etta Rose (Krieger) Bly at the family home on Washington Street in Spring Vall ..... 
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