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Charles Irving “Chuck” Toft


Fri, Nov 15th, 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 WWII 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 WWII 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, Minn., Peggy (Randy) Babbitt of Breckenridge, Colo., and Sarah (Brent) Kohn of Spring Valley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 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 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 p.m., on Monday and an hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.
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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 Elle ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary ..... 
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Kingsland approves high academic rigor open campus program

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on October 21, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Following the Pledge of Allegiance consent agenda items were approved. These ..... 
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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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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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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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