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TOGSTAD – Theodore

August 18, 1919 – March 14, 2010

Ted Togstad, beloved husband of Lucille (Teale) passed away on Sunday March 14, 2010 at the age of 90 years.

Ted was born in Beiseker and lived on the Deep Dale Ranch for his entire life. Ted was a proud veteran of World War II, and was involved with the Sicily and Italy campaigns and the liberation of Holland. After the war, Ted returned to the farm and married Lucille (Teale) in 1948. Together, they worked on raising a family, buying and building the family farm. Ted loved farming and never retired. Throughout his lifetime his extensive experience ranged from working with draft horses and steam engines in his youth, and progressed with the times to running a modern, large scale farming operation. Ted was a skilled mechanic, was resourceful and inventive. He was a good neighbour, glad to help others when needed. Ted was generous, had a positive outlook and a good sense of humor.

Besides his loving wife of sixty one years, Ted is survived by his children Frank (Jean) Togstad of Calgary, and Laura (Doug) Baxter of Pine Lake, four grandsons Nathan Baxter, Jacob, Lucas, and Micah Togstad, and one granddaughter Anne Baxter. Ted was predeceased by his parents Dave and Laura Togstad, his sister Florence Milner, and his brother Davy Togstad.

Funeral Service will be held at Crossfield United Church (1005 Ross Street Crossfield, AB) on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Graveside Service to follow in the Crossfield Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com

In living memory of Ted Togstad, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park / Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Arthur and Gertrude (nee Riep) Roth :

    Dear Teale and family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
    You have a lifetime of wonderful memories of Teddy.
    Thanks for being such good neighbors.

    Most Sincerely,

    Gertrude Roth

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  2. To Laura and Frank and your Mom: I am saddened to hear of Father’s passing but pleased to hear that he had a long, wonderful and fulfilling life. My thoughts are with you all.

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  3. Janel Nessman (nee Litke) :

    Dear Mrs. Togstad, Frank & Laura:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I have many good memories of Mr. Togstad and times spent at your house. He was always very kind to me and had the kindest face and the biggest smile.

    The world was a better place because he was here.

    Janel Nessman (nee Litke)

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  4. Dallas & Gail Paget :

    You are in our thoughts at this time in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather, Ted. He was a committed family and community-minded person. I remember growing up in the area and he always seemed to have a smile for everyone. He will be remembered fondly by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
    “Count your age by friends, not years Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

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  5. Doug Straub & Bev Ash :

    Teale, Frank, Laura and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember Teddy as a wonderful friend and neighbour.

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