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     Margy Dene Toft, age 82, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

     Margy was born February 12, 1929, in Steele County, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Virginia (Dezell) Sorenson.  She was baptized July 19, 1942, and confirmed May 9, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland, Minn.  She graduated from Freeborn High School in 1947.  She married Charles “Chuck” Toft July 6, 1947, at First Lutheran Church in Hartland, Minn.  The couple farmed in Steele and Freeborn Co.’s until moving to Spring Valley in 1958.  While in Spring Valley she was a waitress at the Highway Cafe and Frontier Room and retired after working as a clerk at Snyder Drug.

     Margy was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley where she was a Sunday School and Release Time teacher and served as a past-president of their women’s organization.  She enjoyed coffeeing with friends, playing cards and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

     Margy is survived by her husband, Chuck; children, Penny (Garry) Nordhorn of Ellendale, Peggy (Randy) Babbitt of Breckinridge, Colo., and Sarah (Brent) Kohn of Spring Valley; grandchildren, Jane Nordhorn Allen, Karren Taillon, Kris Odenbaugh and Gabriel Kohn; and greatgrandsons, Owen Taillon and Ben Odenbaugh.  She was preceded in death by her parents: infant granddaughter; and two brothers, Lowell and Myles Sorenson.  She will be missed by family and friends.

     Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2011, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 4-7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, and at the church on Monday and hour before the service.

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