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Doris Virginia Toftely

December 30, 1918 — September 15, 2015

Doris Virginia Toftely, 96, Buffalo, MN, formerly of Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.Doris was born on December 30, 1918 in Maplewood Township to John and Elvira (Slorby) Nelson. She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1937 and was the valedictorian of her class. On August 12, 1941 she married Edwin L. Toftely of Pelican Rapids. She was a devoted mother of six children and spent her adult life as a mother and homemaker taking care of Robert until he moved into a group home in 2001. She was a lifelong resident of Pelican Rapids prior to moving to Lake Ridge Care Center in 2005. Doris enjoyed reading and braiding rugs. She loved spending time on Jewett Lake with her friends and family.She is survived by six children: Phillip of Minneapolis, Rosemary Daniels of Wayzata, Richard of Hutchinson, Thomas of Siren, WI, Steven (Jean) of South Haven and Robert of Buffalo; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Bernita Darveaux of Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Elvira Nelson, her husband Edwin L. Toftely and her six siblings Ernie, Rose, Vernon, Viola, Thelma and Ada.Visitation: Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastors Jen and Rob Sandstrom Burial: Lake Lida Baptist Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaFuneral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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