Charles “Chuck” Tollefson, 73, of rural Whitehall, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire.
Chuck was born April 2, 1943, in Eau Claire, to Arthur and Emma (Burgess) Tollefson. He married Sylvia “Dolly” Krause February 27, 1965 in St. Paul.
Chuck graduated from Whitehall High School, Class of 1961. After graduation, Chuck moved to Minneapolis, MN and lived with his brother’s family, starting his work at Honeywell as a machinist. While at Honeywell, Chuck attended Dunwoody College of Technology for a degree in Tool & Die. It was also at this time that Chuck met the love of his life, and future bride Dolly. The married couple purchased their first home together in Coon Rapids, MN.
After graduating from Dunwoody, Chuck worked at Northwest Tool & Die in St. Paul, MN. In 1974, the couple purchased a farm on Daggett Coulee, near Pigeon Falls, WI.