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David Henry Tollefson, 62, of Woonsocket

Posted: Saturday, Dec 28th, 2013

WOONSOCKET — David Henry Tollefson, 62, of Woonsocket, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Scott Spiehs will officiate at the Basham Funeral Home, Woonsocket. Following the service, at 11:30 a.m., a lunch and social gathering will be held at the Woonsocket Community Center. A Masonic service will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

David Henry Tollefson was born on August 14, 1951, to Herbert and mary (Peta) Tollefson of Woonsocket. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and then went to work on the family farm.

He married Dorrie Schaller on June 25, 1977. He was a “watermelon man”, a loyal Mason and a bus driver for 33 years for the Wooonsocket School.

He is survived by his daughter, Allegra (Aaron) Fink; and two grandsons, all of Woonsocket; his father, Herbert (Frieda) Tollefson of Menno; a sister, Rosemary (Ron) VanLaecken of Watertown; and two brothers, Lywellyn (Cindy) of Watertown and John (Michele) of Oshkosh, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Peta) Tollefson.

For the complete article see the 12-27-2013 issue.

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