Corwin F. Tufte, 74, of The Villages, FL, and formerly of Northwood, ND, and Plymouth, MN, passed away with his daughters by his side on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Corwin was born on October 10, 1947, in Northwood, ND. He was raised there and graduated from Northwood High School in 1965. He attended Mayville State University from 1965 to 1969 and graduated with a degree in Business Education There, he met Dianne Groth. They married in June of 1969 and moved to Fairfax, MN where he taught business classes at the high school. In 1973, they moved to Corwin’s hometown of Northwood where he worked for The Mill Mutuals, eventually relocating to Plymouth, MN. In 1983 Corwin went to work for CHS and was the President of Ag States Group when they received the MIIA Agency of the Year award in 2010. Corwin retired from CHS/Ag States Group in 2011. Corwin was an avid golfer and was able to attend several major tournaments in person. He also earned hole-in-one bragging rights at Balmoral Golf Course in Battle Lake, MN. Corwin was witty, outgoing, and inclusive and always had a joke ready. Grandpa Corwin adored his four granddaughters and was known as “Grandpa Pop” by all four. Corwin loved being on the water, and some of the best family memories were spent at/in Lake Minnetonka and Pickerel Lake in Minnesota. He traveled extensively, both for work and pleasure, and especially enjoyed visiting Norway, “the land of his people”.
Corwin is survived by his daughters, Ann Krocak of Shakopee, MN, and Faye (Chris) Witulski of Tomahawk, WI; his former wife, and friend, Dianne Tufte; and four granddaughters: Samantha, Grace, Jessica, and Ellie. He is preceded in death by his mother, Eileen, and his father, Frederick.
A celebration of life will be held on July 24th in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. More details to follow. In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider making a memorial donation to Mayville State University or your favorite charity.
With friends, Chuck and Ben
With his granddaughters in The Villages, August 2014.
Dad and I
One of my favorites of dad with his granddaughters. Taken on the Wisconsin River in June of 2012
One of my favorites of dad and his granddaughters. Taken on the Wisconsin River in June 2012