CHARLES F. TOKHEIM
THOR – Charles F. Tokheim, 89, of Thor, passed away June 5, 2013 at his daughter’s home with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Ullensvang Evangelical Lutheran Church, Thor with Pastor Darryl Landsverk officiating. Visitation is at Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home, Humboldt from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be in East Ullensvang Cemetery with full military rites by the Adams American Legion and Sathers-Odgaard VFW.
Charles Franklin Tokheim, son of Elias and Dena (Berg) Tokheim, was born February 20, 1924 on the family farm outside of Thor and received his education at Thor. After graduation, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II as a Yeoman on the battleship USS Wren. After his honorable discharge Charles was united in marriage to June Dorn on March 22, 1952 at Ft. Dodge. The couple lived and farmed the family farm all their married lives. June passed away in December of 1991. Charles continued to live on the family farm until shortly before his passing. In addition to farming, Charles worked for 31 years at U.S.G. in Ft. Dodge as an electrician.
Charles is survived by his children, Lauri Sittig of Fort Dodge, Peggy Tokheim of Fort Dodge, Mark (Melissa) Tokheim of Thor, and Kent Tokheim of Thor; grandchildren, Becky (Curtis) Sittig, Brad Sittig, Brian (Katie) Sittig, Brooke Snyder, Brandon Snyder, Travis (Bailey) Tokheim, and Austin Tokheim; and great grandchildren, Elijah Sittig, Natalee Sittig, Taleigha Patterson, and Drew, Graceyn, and Brytee Snyder. He was preceded by his wife, June; his parents; brothers, Irvin, Jim, Edward, Harry, and Clifford; and his sisters, Elizabeth and Winifred.
Charles was proud of his military service and participated in 2009’s Honor Flight. He will always be remembered for his passion for farming, his love of gardening and woodworking, and a helpful hand to all who needed it, but most importantly, his love for his family.