10/16/2021 2:34:00 PM Private family memorial service for Paul Toogood to be held later
Paul H. Toogood, 78, a longtime Stewartville resident went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Paul Henry Toogood was born on Feb. 13, 1943 in Fillmore County, Minnesota to Francis "Bud" and Eileen (Klomps) Toogood. He graduated from Stewartville High School in 1961. He enlisted into the US Air Force serving four years as an aviation mechanic. Following his discharge he returned to Stewartville. Paul married on Jan. 19, 1968 in Rochester to Rosalyn "Rosie" Schaefer. Paul was a longtime employee at Crenlo in Rochester in their Emcor Division until his retirement in 2009. Rosie was employed as a para-professional at Bonner Elementary in Stewartville for 32 years until her retirement in 2010. Paul had a strong faith and was a founding member of the Stewartville Christian Church where he served as treasurer for many years. He was actively involved in church activities and maintenance. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with family. Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosie; two daughters, Kristy (Zane) Zodrow of Rochester and grandchildren, Zak, Zeke and Zoey; and Paula (Andy) Berry and grandchildren, Melia and Cayman of Austin, Texas; two sisters and one brother, Darlene (John) Welch of rural Stewartville; Jerry (Lillian) Toogood of Stewartville and Carolyn Wicks of Lakeville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and most recently his brother-in-law Curtis Wicks. A private family memorial service for Paul will be held at a later date at Stewartville Christian Church with Pastors David and Becky Hoot officiating. Paul's family requests that no flowers be sent at this time. Memorials are suggested to Stewartville City Hall to the Paul Toogood Memorial Bench Fund for a bench at Sunset Prairie or to Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Paul are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.