Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Otto Clarence Tofte, 80, of Sykeston, was called home on November 2nd, 2019 at St. Alexius hospital in Carrington, ND.
Otto was born on August 9th, 1939 in Grand Forks, ND to Clara (Moldeseter) and Ingvald Tofte. Otto grew up in Grand Forks, ND attending Central High School and then the ND State School of Science to become an electrician.
He worked as a mechanic performing auto repair as well as bodywork and made eyeglasses for a time. In 1961, Otto joined the Army Reserve where he trained to become a medic achieving the rank of Sergeant. Most of his career was spent repairing surveying instruments and various office equipment. He married Patricia Neumiller on January 11, 1969 in Sykeston, ND. They started their life together in Fargo, ND, where they had seven kids. In 2002, Otto and Patricia moved back to Patricia’s hometown in Sykeston, ND. He continued working at Bremer Bank in Carrington, a job he truly enjoyed.
Otto loved building things. He built his lake cabin (along with his father) and he and his wife’s home south of Fargo. He also loved fixing things, often bringing home soon-to-be treasures he picked up from basically anywhere. He spent a great deal of time enjoying a variety of interests with his wife, children and grandchildren including camping, road trips and lake cabin visits. His favorite hobby by far was trains. His love of trains started when he was a kid and grew to a point where he built his own small scale train driving it every summer in Itasca, MN for almost 20 years. You would invariably find him with a camera in his hand and a photo album in the other, so he could capture new special moments with family and friends while being able to show you all the others he enjoyed.
Otto is survived by his wife, Patricia (Neumiller) Tofte, his children Jason Tofte, Jennifer (Eric) Garland, Sara (Jason) Anderson. His seven grandchildren, Emma, Paige, Kayli, Olivia, Claire, Ashtyn and Amelia. His two brothers, Lloyd (Esther) Tofte and John (Mary) Tofte and his beloved dog, Holly.
Otto was preceded in death by his parents and his four children.
Visitation will be Thursday, 12:00PM-2:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
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