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Darwin Elroy Toussaint

January 2, 1928 August 27, 2018
Darwin Elroy Toussaint
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Obituary for Darwin Elroy Toussaint

Darwin Elroy Toussaint, age 90, of Worthington, died August 27, 2018. He was born January 2, 1928, on a farm place near Worthington, MN to Gerrit and Katie (Voss) Toussaint. He attended rural school District 97 and helped on the family farm until enlisting in the US Navy in January 1946. While in the Navy, he served aboard the ships, L.S.T. Palmyra and the U.S.S. Arkansas and was present at the testing of the atomic bomb in the Bikini Atoll Islands. He was Honorably Discharged in 1947 and returned to the family farm.
On March 31, 1951, Darwin married Donna Mae DeGuise. The couple began farming and in 1959 moved to a farm west of Worthington where they actively farmed until retirement in 1993. The couple remained living on the farm after retirement.
Darwin was a lifelong member of the Worthington Christian Church serving as a deacon, usher and helped at the Food Pantry. Darwin and Donna enjoyed delivering meals through the Meals on Wheels program for many years. He also enjoyed spending time with family and helping them with projects in their homes.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Donna of Worthington, MN; one son, Jeffrey Toussaint of Rock Valley, IA; three daughters, Gail (Tim) Kass of Merrill, IA, Lila Niebruegge (James Bane) of Louisville, KY and Rhonda (Steve) Priem of Chanhassen, MN; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Doug White officiating. Casket bearers will be Philip Kass, Eric Niebruegge, Ryan Niebruegge, Eldon Bents, Robert Bents and Doug Fransen. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-2 pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Worthington Christian Church.
Memorials preferred to Worthington Christian Church food pantry.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

31

Aug

1:00 PM 8/31/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8/31/2018 2:00:00 PM
Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187

Worthington Christian Church
1501 North Douglas Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

31

Aug

2:00 PM 8/31/2018 2:00:00 PM
Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187

Worthington Christian Church
1501 North Douglas Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187
Food Pantry
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