David C. Toft, 83 |
David C. Toft, 83, of West Bend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, July 6, 2017.
David was born in Racine to Douglas and Dorothy (nee Petersen) Toft. Davidís father was a Colonel in the U.S. Army, so Dave traveled the country and world. He graduated high school from Frankfurt High School in Frankfurt Germany, and was a 1955 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in mechanical engineering. He married the late Mary Ann (nee Balice) on Sept. 27, 1958, in Racine. He served in the U.S. Army. David worked at the West Bend Co. for 39 years and retired as the vice president of Total Quality-Housewares. He enjoyed spending time with his late wife Mary, his children and grandchildren, along with taking vacations with his family in Wisconsin and around the country. Dave loved being active, which included golfing, hunting, fishing, trap shooting and was a season ticket holder of the Green Bay Packers. Dave was a member of the West Bend County Club, West Bend Kiwanis, Junior Achievement and Cedar Lake Community Board of Directors.
Dave is survived by his children, Chris (Ron) Reichert and Anne (Ken) Sillars; grandchildren, Kayla (Brian) Bennewitz, Heidi (Will) Wright, Cory Sillars, Ashly Sillars and Rose Reichert; siblings, Don (Arlene) Toft and Dan (Audrey) Toft; siblings-in-law, Joanne Hauck, James Balice and Sue (Ed) Ladwig; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; and brother, Duane.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Saturday, July 15, at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Interment to follow mass at Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass (noon). Memorials are appreciated to Cedar Community or Holy Angels Catholic Church.
A special thank you to the staff at Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice for assisting Dave and his family through his journey. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to all his friends, family and caregivers that have helped Dave during his courageous battle.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.