John Tofte, 80, of Valparaiso, passed away on September 3, 2022. He was born on May 6, 1942, in LaPorte, Indiana, to John and Ina (Veden) Tofte, who preceded him in death.
On September 11, 1962, John married, Linda Shiyan, who survives him.
John worked his entire life on the family farm. He was a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. He is survived by his children Kelly (Dennis) Patrick, Kathy (Mark) Brown, and Charleen (Angelo) Tourloukis, all of Valparaiso; sisters Nancy (Arnold) Rosenbaum and Linda (George) Rhed; grandchildren Amanda (Jesse) Godines, Adam Patrick, Cherish Brown, Emilee Brown, Jeni Tourloukis, Lillianna Tourloukis, and Gianis Tourloukis; 1 great grandchild Jesse Albert Godines, and best friend and family dog Harley. John was preceded in death by his son John George Tofte, grand-daughter Jessica Brown, and sister Dawn Yagelski. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Newhard Funeral Home in Westville, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, at 1:00 PM, at Newhard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chesterton Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter.
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