Range Funeral Homes


Richard Alfred Tossey

12/29/1944 - 04/21/21

Richard A. Tossey, age 76, made the trip to Heaven on April 21, 2021.

Richard was born December 29, 1944 in St. Paul, MN to Alfred T. and Hazel J. (Stolp) Tossey. He graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1962 and began a career at North Star Steel in 1967 and retired from there in 2005. After retirement he enjoyed his trips to Sturgis with his biker brothers and later, he enjoyed cruising around in his corvette and going to classic car shows. He was a devoted viewing fan of wrestling, NASCAR (anything cars!) and the Fast and Furious movies. One of his favorite past-times was watching movies with his daughter and eating his all-time favorite, movie-show popcorn! Richard was the best dad and friend ever! He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Hazel Tossey.

Richard is survived by his daughter (and caregiver) Kymberley (Chris) Tossey Voigt; granddaughter, Nicole “Nikki” Voigt; son, Timothy Tossey; sister, Joan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; other grandchildren: Coral, Marcus & Payton Tossey; others who he considered his grandchildren were his family friend, Autumn N., and his niece’s son, Devin B.; loving ex-wife, Sandra Appleby; long-time friend, Ronnie Ruiz; special friend, Doris Kessler; all his Harley-Davidson brother and sisters; his North Star Steel family; and his favorite neighbor, Libby Godin and her fur-babies (his grandbabies!).

The family would like to thank all the wonderful, incredibly caring staff at Fairview Range Home Care & Hospice and his awesome medical team at Fairview Range Medical Center for treating him with such amazing care and for treating us like family!

A small visitation from 11am to 2pm will be held at his home on Saturday, May 15, 2021 by invitation only.

Come and celebrate his life with us: 11:00am on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church (6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55432 – 763-571-1500) Visitation is 10am to 11am.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home of Hibbing and Virginia.

2 thoughts on “Richard Alfred Tossey”

  1. Doris F Kessler says:

    I’ll forever miss my great friend.
    Dorie Kessler

  2. Jan Appleby says:

    Hard to believe that that your gone! Howard has shared memories of when you two were little ones growing up in Forest Lake. Your love of cars bonded you two. We went thru so much together and had some very good times when you lived with us for a while. Take care Ole Friend and enjoy the next chapter of your life. Love Howard and Jan Appleby

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Saturday 05/22/2021 at 11:00 AM
St Philip's Lutheran Church, Minnesota 65, Fridley, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM