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Robert ‘Rob’ Tollefson

November 30, 2012
The Journal

Robert 'Rob' Tollefson, age 58, of Springfield, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Visitation is Friday, November 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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Pastor Julie Smith, officiating.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail at: www.sturmfh.com.

Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

Robert 'Rob' Jerry Tollefson was born September 1, 1954, in Aberdeen, SD to Edward and Majory (Hoffman) Tollefson. The family lived in Neenah, WI, and Brookings, SD before moving to Owatonna where Rob graduated from high school in 1972. Rob met Jan Woker in Owatonna, and the couple was married on September 10, 1977 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Meriden, MN. Rob graduated from Mankato State University in 1977, then taught in Dupree, SD for 3 years before moving to Springfield and teaching until 2004. He was a member of the Springfield Golf Club and enjoyed golfing, bowling, coaching baseball and softball, and playing fast-pitch softball in Meriden and slow-pitch softball in Springfield. Rob was a huge Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees fan. He loved teaching and will be fondly remembered by his former students.

Rob Tollefson died Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at his home at the age of 58 years.

He is survived by wife, Jan of Springfield; children, Jesse Tollefson and fiancee' Becky Horgen of Rosemount, and Jill Tollefson of Seattle, WA; mother, Majory Froehlich of Owatonna; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ervin and Louise Woker of Owatonna; brothers, Rick (Emily) Tollefson of Owatonna, and Tris (Pat) Tollefson of Preston; sister, Barb Zeman of Owatonna; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by father Edward; and stepfather Martin Froehlich.

 
 
 

 

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