Margie Catherine (Binner) Todd

December 30, 1926 ~ February 23, 2021 (age 94)


   Margie Todd, 94, of Chatfield, passed away, Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Chosen Valley Care Center, in Chatfield.

   Margie Catherine Binner was born December 30, 1926, in Wabasha, MN, to Andrew and Margaret (Grass) Binner.  She grew up on the family farm with 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  She graduated as valedictorian from St. Felix High School, in Wabasha.  She was employed as a secretary for Catholic Charities Diocese of Winona for 3 years.

  On May 7, 1947, she married Leland “Lee” Todd, at St. Felix Church, in Wabasha.  They farmed near Elba, MN for 5 years, then moved to Minneapolis, before moving to Chatfield in 1957.  Together they owned and operated the Coast to Coast Hardware store in Chatfield.  She enjoyed the challenge of running a successful business for over 30 years.  After retiring in 1987 they wintered in AZ for 20 years, having adventures with good friends and hosting many vistors to campfires in the desert and panning for gold!  She loved fishing (and catching) in Mexico and on the mighty Mississippi near her childhood farm.  Margie enjoyed her family, being a leader in 4-H, Girl and Boy Scouts, sewing, quilting, traveling.  She was active member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was on the Altar Society for many years.

   Margie is survived by 5 children; Robert (Diane) Todd, David (Kristi) Todd, Mary (Phil) Fangman, Jane (Bruce) Bateman, and James (Joellen) Todd; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Lee; grandson; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

   A private Memorial Mass will be Thursday, February 25, 2021, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with burial at Calvary Cemetery.   A Celebration of Life is tentatively set for sometime in August.

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   Memorials can be sent to Riley Funeral Home, 800 S Main St, Chatfield, MN 55923, Attn: Todd family

Memorials are preferred to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester



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February 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
405 Bench Street SW
Chatfield, MN 55923

Private Family Services

St. Mary's Catholic Church
405 Bench Street SW
Chatfield, MN 55923

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