Alvin G. Tollefson
Alvin G. Tollefson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, September 9,
2015. He was born February 14, 1922 in
rural Gays Mills, WI, the son of George and Floella Heal Tollefson. He was baptized and confirmed at St Peters Lutheran
Church in Prairie du Chien and was a current member of Hope Lutheran Church in
Fond du Lac. He graduated from Prairie
du Chien High School in 1939. On
December 28, 1941 he married Grace Tebo. After serving in World War II, the former Lt.
Tollefson began his career with the Wisconsin Industrial Commission and
Unemployment Compensation Division where he worked for 27 years from Appleton to Lancaster to Green Bay. He then became the District Director of
Job Service in Fond du Lac. He retired
in 1985 after 40 years and receiving the Governor’s Special Award and the
Kaisler Public Service Award. He was an
active 54+ year member of the Noon Rotary Club and special representative and
cofounder of the Morning Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Grace; his daughter, Pamela
Tollefson of Milwaukee; two sisters, Joyce Boldt and Maxine Uher both of La Crosse;
two grandchildren, Lynn Castrodale Drewicz of Waukesha, and Mark Castrodale of
Oregon, WI; and a great-grandson, Max Castrodale of Oregon, WI; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by
his parents and son, Thomas G. Tollefson.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in
Memorials may be directed to Rotary International Polio Plus Fund.
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