February 26, 2019
Pearl Elizabeth (Mullins) Toftness was born August 14, 1921 to Luella (Schuldt) and Herbert E. Mullins. She was baptized (1921) and confirmed (1936) at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo. She graduated from the Montevideo High School in 1939. On March 1st, 1942, Pearl was united in marriage to Allen Jay Toftness from Boyd, Minnesota. They were blessed with five children: Elizabeth, Dennis, Diane, Janet and Nancy. Pearl worked for many years at several downtown businesses (Woolworth’s, Monte Cleaners, Thompson Drug, Credit Bureau, Unger’s Furniture). She seemed to know everyone that shopped in Montevideo! She was a long time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church enjoying her Julia Circle meetings and singing in the choir. Pearl was a kind, strong, loving, positive attitude and hard working soul. She loved playing golf, working in her garden areas, doing crossword puzzles, playing bridge in her many bridge groups and especially spending time with her family. Pearl loved being in the mix if any of her family members were doing projects and was always willing to lend a hand. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. Pearl is survived by her children: Dennis Toftness, Diane (Lyle) Olson, Janet (Chip) Worsech, Nancy (Jim) Welch. Eight grandchildren: Brian (Amanda) Reinken, Derrick (Stacey) Reinken, Chad (Erin) Toftness, Matthew (Allison) Olson, Marcy (Steven) Brush, Stacy (Brian) Worsech, Annie (Andy) Worsech, Jennifer (Hermilo) Dulyx. Nineteen (soon twenty) great grandchildren: Steven Reinken, Skylar Reinken, Caleb (Meghan) Brush, Jordan Reinken, Jaxson Reinken, Jacey Reinken, Noah Brush, Ava Reinken, Kyle Reinken, Maya Lawson, Madison Olson, Madeleine Reinken, Mason Olson, Andi Toftness, Blake Toftness, Charlie Jacobson, Sebastian Reinken, Cullen Reinken, Ella Pearl Jacobson; three step great grandchildren, Drake, Foxx and Ava Anspach; sister, Audrey Claridge; sisters-in-law, Bernice Mullins and Rose Ann Mullins; as well as several nieces and nephews. Pearl was preceded in death by her mother, Luella Mullins; husband of 55 years, Allen (1997); daughter, Elizabeth Reinken and son-in-law, Conan Reinken; daughter-in-law, Connie (Bang) Toftness; sister, LeVon Mullins; brothers, Donald and Virgil Mullins; brother-in-law, Warren Claridge; niece, Julie Claridge; father, Herbert.
Pearl Elizabeth (Mullins) Toftness was born August 14, 1921 to Luella (Schuldt) and Herbert E. Mullins. She was baptized (1921) and confirmed (1936) at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo. She graduated from the Montevideo High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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