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Walter C. Tollefson

Nov. 27, 1932 - July 24, 2006 NEW LONDON -- Walter C. Tollefson, 73, of New London died Monday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery ...

Nov. 27, 1932 - July 24, 2006

NEW LONDON -- Walter C. Tollefson, 73, of New London died Monday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in New London.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

He was born Nov. 27, 1932, on the family farm in rural New London to Thomas and Anna (Sakariason) Tollefson. He attended a small country school in rural New London.

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He married Florella Wallace on Nov. 25, 1963. They lived on their farm west of New London until the fall of 2005, when they moved to Glen Oaks. He worked the family farm for many years and then worked at the New London Creamery for 16 years. He worked at Skindland Oil as a truck driver, and also worked as a carpenter with his nephew. He also drove a school bus for a while.

He is survived by his wife; children: Gary (and Rosemary) Wallace of Coon Rapids, Janel (and Ken) Owens of Soldotna Alaska, Sandy (and David) Steffensen of Litchfield; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four grandchildren; two brothers and eight sisters.

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