Mavis J. Tollefson
Monday, July 25, 1938
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
81 years old
Mavis J. Tollefson
Mrs. Tollefson, age 81 of Rochester passed away on April 1, 2020. Mavis was born on July 25, 1938 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin to Archie and Esther (Berg) Dahlby.
Mavis graduated from Logan High School in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She married Arthur Martinson on July 20, 1956 and later divorced. On July 19, 1986 she married Carl Tollefson. Mavis worked in the food and catering business for several years and in the packaging department at IBM.
She enjoyed the Sweet Adeline’s, golfing, playing cards and dancing.
Survivors include her husband Carl; her children Jeffery (Kathy) Martinson, Terry (Zeeonadai) Martinson and David (Angelia) Martinson; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her stepchildren, Daniel (Melanie Hardie) Tollefson and Tamara (Tracy) Luther; and her sister Betty Bess. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald Dahlby; her sisters Leone Bush and Dorothy Dahlby.
Her memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday July 31st, 2020 at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Rochester with Pastor Brian Kom officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Face coverings will be required while attending. Burial will take place in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are preferred to the Precious is the Child Preschool of Ascension Lutheran Church.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
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Jerry and I were just wondering about you today. We were out looking for a grill! We are so sorry to read of the loss of your dear wife. We have missed running in to you here in Rochester. Please know that Jerry and I are thinking about you and your family and keeping you in our prayers!
Peace be with you!!
Jerry and Dawn Wehrs