Paul Toft, 75, Prescott, Ariz.

Published 9:31 am Monday, December 26, 2011

Memorial services for Paul J. Toft, of Prescott, Ariz., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. The Rev. Carrie McElfresh will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in the Geneva Cemetery.

Paul Toft

Paul died Thursday, Dec. 15, at his home in Prescott, Ariz. He was 75 years of age.

Paul was born June 2, 1936, in Albert Lea, the son of Irvin and Cora (Gunderson) Toft. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Paul had been employed as a marble setter in industrial construction for many years.

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On June 1, 1996, he was united in marriage to Shirley (Olson) Arndt. He enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends. His love was for his family and restoring his retirement home in Arizona.

Paul is survived by his wife Shirley of Prescott, Ariz., children; Jeffrey (Vickie) Arndt of Austin, Sean (Tara) Arndt of Waltham. There are four grandchildren: Taylor, Madison, Abby and Kelly. Surviving brothers and sisters include Charles Toft of Spring Valley, Gordon Toft of Owatonna, Kenneth (Evelyn) Toft of New Richland, and Phyllis Toft of Taft, Calif. Also surviving is his mother-in-law Marion Utpadel of Owatonna, sisters in law: Jeanne (Vern) Simonson of Clarks Grove, Sonya (Gary) Peterson of Ellendale, Margaret Toft, and Patty Olson of Faribault.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Toft, sisters Olive Toft and Carol Toft, sister-in-law Marge Toft, brothers-in-law Duane Olson and Alvin Olson, and fathers-in-law Anton Olson and George Utpadel.