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Gloria Jean Tollefson

July 23, 1942 — December 8, 2020

GLORIA JEAN TOLLEFSON, age 78, of Waseca, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Foxdale of Waseca.

Born on July 23, 1942, in Janesville to Arthur and Noreen (Schuman) Heath. Gloria attended Janesville High School, graduating with the class of 1960. Shortly following her graduation, Gloria was united in marriage to Gerald “Joe” Tollefson at the Janesville United Methodist Church. Gloria and Joe lived in Minneapolis, St. Peter and Mankato before making their home in Waseca in 1974. She worked as a crossing guard for the schools, at Lake Shore Inn and Elm Homes for short times throughout her life. Gloria enjoyed cooking, reading and especially crocheting. She was a faithful member of Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca where she was active with the Ladies Circle.

Gloria is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Gerald “Joe” Tollefson of Waseca; children: Brenda (Vince) Harmon of Waseca, Brian Tollefson of Brandon, Mississippi, Kevin Tollefson of Waseca, and Dawn Tollefson of Owatonna; six grandchildren: Jenni, Jordin, Jesse, Jessica, Natosha, and Derek; seven great grandchildren; siblings: Sharon (Tom) Harsdorf of Janesville and Marlene (Curt) Willson of St. Peter; sister-in-law, Arnita Dobratz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Ardis and David; great grandson, Odie.

Private family graveside services will be held at Woodville Cemetery with Pastor Carolyn Doering officiating.

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