Graydon 'GUS' Tollefson

Graydon D.‘Gus’ Tollefson, age 84 of Viroqua, died Wednesday August 1, 2018.

Sample ImageGraydon DeVerne “Gus” Tollefson, age 84 of Viroqua, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born on August 15, 1933 in Viroqua to Lewis and Aleda (Lewison) Tollefson. He served in Germany during the Korean War. On July 26, 1958 he was united in marriage to Shirley Hoffland. Gus was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Viroqua Eagles and the Veteran’s of Foreign War. Gus was a truck driver for many years for Arneson Wholesalers and then retired from Kwik Trip. Gus was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the Packers, Badgers and Brewers.

     In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by five children: Teresa (Brian) Lee of Peachtree City, GA, Tammie (Dave) Halverson of Viroqua, Teri (Mike) Harlan of Des Moines, IA, Tracy (Jim) Hanson of Viroqua, and Tory (Stacey) Tollefson of Huntsville, AL; 10 grandchildren: Annya Lee, Taylor (Katie) Lee, Tyler Halverson (Sheena), Jay Halverson, Amber (Vathana) Chinvan, Amanda Harlan, Anthony Harlan, Lucas (Veronica) Hanson, Megan Hanson (Tyler), Waylon Gilliland; 7 great-grandchildren: Lucy, Jaelyn, Kemry, Aleda, Audun, Ruby, Liberty; and a great-grandson due in October; one sister Pat (Phil) Wistenberg of Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents;  Siblings: Bea Chambers, Thelma “Tam” Nechkash, Fae Zitzner, Deloris “Lory” Slater, LaVerne “Sonny” Tollefson, and Wayne Tollefson.

     Blessed be our memory of Gus Tollefson.

   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua.  Pastor Kathryn Ingbritsen will officiate.  Burial with military rites will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. A Visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 W. Decker (Hwy 56) in Viroqua. Friends may also call on Saturday after 10 a.m. at the church. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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     The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family.

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