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Darlene Marie Toft

Darlene Marie Toft

Born:  February 4, 1936
Died:   January 30, 2020


Per Darlene’s wishes a

Private Family Visitation

Funeral Service

Per Darlene’s wishes a

Private Family Service



Darlene Marie (Johnson) Toft, 83 of Northwood died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

Per Darlene’s wishes, a private celebration of life service will be held at a later date at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood. Burial will be held at Sunset Rest, Northwood at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Northwood Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of North Iowa.

Darlene was born on February 4, 1936, in Slayton, MN to Emil and Clara Johnson. She was blessed to be raised by Minnie Voss Berg. She graduated from Slayton High School in 1954. Darlene married the love of her life, Dean Toft October 30, 1954, in Hadley Lutheran Church. They eventually settled in Owatonna, MN before moving to Northwood in 1965. Darlene worked as a personal banker for Northwood State Bank, retiring in 1996. Along with spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Darlene enjoyed fishing trips up north, casino trips, spending time at the cabin on Clear Lake, and playing cards, making sure she taught her grandkids how to play penny poker.

Grateful for sharing her life are two daughters and one son, Colleen (Jerry) Jacobs of Leland; Constance Butler of Northwood; son, Craig of Northwood; grandchildren Kimberly (Bryan) Odegaard of Northwood, Kelli (Jeff) of Garner; Mitchell (Jess) Hanson of Manly; Colby (Jena) Carlson of Grand Meadow, MN; Callie (Wade) Flattum; Mikalea Butler; Iowa City; Samantha Butler, Forest City; great-grandchildren, Haddie and Hallie Hanson; Emerson and Addison Just; Axel and River Flattum; and Gage and Journee Carson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; sister, Lucille Liebswager; brothers, Bill Johnson and George Johnson.









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