Charles "Chuck" Henry Toftey

July 13, 1940 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 80)


Charles H. “Chuck” Toftey, 80, of Two Harbors, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth.

He was born July 13, 1940 in Joliet, Il. to John and Ione (Seglem) Toftey.  He lived in Duluth, MN until Junior High School, moved to Grand Marais, Minnesota where he attended Cook County High School graduating in 1958.  He lived in Grand Marais, MN until 1982, then moving to Las Vegas, NV where he lived until 2012.  He returned to the North Shore of Minnesota living in Two Harbors until his passing.

Chuck was a U.S. Army Veteran (Vietnam).  Chuck was a retired Union Ironworker with over 30 years of experience in the trade.

Chuck enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He spent most of his spare time working on nostalgic Hot Rods making a little extra money buying and selling them.

Chuck was a member of the Masonic Lodge No 322 in Grand Marais, MN.  He was a member of the Zelzah Shrine Temple in Las Vegas, NV.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chuck is survived by his longtime loving companion, Sonja “Sunny” Soderstrom; son, John “J.C.” (Mary) Toftey; granddaughters Kelsey Toftey and Callie Toftey of Henderson, NV.  Brother, Jack (Suzanne) Toftey, nieces Jennifer Toftey (Autey) and Jill Toftey (Dallenbach), and nephew Jeff Toftey.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in the Spring of 2021.  

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