Todd Michael Wells

Todd Michael Wells, age 59, of Springfield, MN passed away at his home on April 28th, 2024.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 4 to 7 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Friday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield, MN. A funeral service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 10:30 am. The clergy will be Chaplain Noel Wetter. Interment will be at the Northstar EUB Cemetery in rural Springfield, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Todd Michael was born on July 24, 1964 to James and Dorothy (Goltz) Wells at Springfield Hospital. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. He attended Springfield Public School and grew up helping with the family business, Wells Tiling. While wheeling his 1967 MIdnight Blue Mercury Cougar around town his junior year, he caught the eye of the love of his life, Joy Lindeman. He graduated from high school in 1983 and then attended Alexandria Technical College and obtained a degree in Small Engine and Marine Mechanics in 1985. Todd landed a job at Prior Lake Marine which brought him (and Joy) to the Cities. He married his high school sweetheart in 1989 and moved to Lakeville. They welcomed a daughter, Amanda, and son, Zachary before moving back down to Springfield to help on the Lindeman family farm in 1996. Soon after, a daughter, Kylee, joined the family and in 2006, their family was complete when daughter, Erika, was born.

Todd was a very active man and enjoyed everything outdoors in all types of seasons from boating and tubing with his kids to snowmobiling on the mountains. He especially enjoyed biking and completed the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) TRAM on many occasions. His love for travel and adventure brought him on many camping trips near and far, with many fond memories made at Cutty’s Resort in Okoboji, IA. In the day-to-day activities, Todd enjoyed caring for the animals, working the land, and sharing conversations with those around him. He had a knack for chatting with strangers and finding new friends wherever he went. Todd took pride in watching his kids perform and compete and enjoyed staying active himself playing pickleball and tennis. He thoroughly enjoyed his role as “papa” whether it was playing at the park, playing catch, or riling up his grandkids before bed. Todd was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and has served on the Redwood Area Cattlemen’s Club.

Left to cherish his memory, loving wife, Joy; children – Amanda (John) Blum of Manilla, IA, Zachary Wells of Eagle River, AK, Kylee (Seth) Madsen of Sioux Falls, SD, and Erika Wells; grandchildren – Wade, Peyton, and Owen Blum, Paisley and Cal Madsen; siblings, Joan (Tim) Kunselman, Dean Wells and Dilma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Wells; father-in-law, James Lindeman; brother-in-law, Paul Lindeman; aunt, Jean Youngerberg in addition to many aunts and uncles; and niece Lexi Wells.