Karol Charles Toth, 84, passed away May 24, 2020

Karol Charles "Rudy" Toth, 84, of Bridgman, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page.

Chuck was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill. to John and Anna (Kusnar) Toth. In 1945, Chuck moved to Bridgman where he graduated high school in 1953. He joined the Air Force in 1955 where he loved racing stock cars. Chuck attended Western Michigan University and graduated from Sienna Heights with his Bachelors Degree. He met his wife Marlene at the Captains Table and they married on November 17, 1967, recently celebrating their 52nd anniversary. In 1976, they designed and built their forever home in Bridgman where they raised four children together. Chuck was retired from Clark Equipment after 30 years and unable to stay still, continued working at Pratt, finally retiring in 2019.

Chuck had a love for history, specifically WWII and military aircraft, watching sports, war movies and westerns. When his kids were growing up, he enjoyed watching them play sports and never missed a game or a meet. Driving around in his convertible sports car and dining out with Marlene was a favorite pastime. Chuck was strong willed, knowledgeable about any subject, loved babies, Dairy Queen and truly loved working. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will greatly be missed.

Chuck is survived by his three children, Larry (Julie) Toth of Vicksburg, Tara (Bryan) Duffield of Coloma, and Scott Toth of Benton Harbor; four granddaughters Sabrina Toth, Ashley (Joel) Larsen, Kendyl (Nathan) Adams and Madyson Duffield and two great granddaughters Everly Adams and Maddox Larsen. Also surviving is his sister Sylvia Toth and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Marlene on December 30, 2019, a daughter Terri Molpus in 2005 and his siblings John Toth, Mary Balutowicz and Irene Brigner.




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