I was born Oct 13, 1935 in Big Rapids, Mi to George & Anna Toogood.  I was raised on a large dairy farm and spent my younger years working on the farm.  I graduated from Big Rapids high school in 1954 and served in the U.S. army in 1958 & 1959.  On May 27, 1960 I married Marlene Fowler.  We have 3 children Cynthia & Robert Braunlich – Rhonda Toogood – James & Susie Toogood.  We also have 3 grandchildren – Amanda & William Braunlich and Bailey Brown.

From 1966 to 1995 I worked as field supervisor at ANR Pipeline.  After retirement we have spent many of our winters in Florida but  always returning home to Big Rapids in the spring.

After our marriage we attended  Woodville Church which was my family church.  In 1988 we were led to Trinity Fellowship and it has been our church home since.