1953-2020

Daryl Tofte, 67 of Taft passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2020 in Taft, California surrounded by his loving family. Daryl was born on March 3, 1953 in Williston, North Dakota to Ivan Tofte and Elaine (Collings) Tofte. Daryl married the love of his life Gloria (Anderson) Tofte on August 13, 1980. He grew up on the family farm in Williston, North Dakota. Daryl still holds many wrestling records in Williston, North Dakota. Daryl, Gloria and their three boys moved to California in 1990. He worked for 30 years in the oil and gas industry as a mud engineer. His hobbies included playing golf, cards and singing loudly off key, but his favorite thing was to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren whom he adored. He spent many days driving the grandkids around town blaring Celene Dion, and every Wednesday they took trips to Sno White for a special treat. Daryl was preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Elaine Tofte, and his wife Gloria Tofte. His survivors include his sons Josh (Miranda) Tofte; Shawn (Andi) Tofte; Jeremy Tofte; four wonderful grandchildren Olivia Tofte; Faith Tofte; Grace Tofte; Benson Tofte; siblings Cheryl (Rick) Anderson (sister); Terry (Joan) Tofte (brother); Rick (Linda) Tofte (brother); Jan (Ken) Kain (sister); and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Monday October 26, 2020 at 3:00PM at the First Baptist Church 220 North Street.