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1947 Janis 2012

Janis Tollefson

July 2, 1947 — May 2, 2012

Janis Marie Tollefson, age 64 of Montello passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, May 2, 2012 at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. Janis was born on July 2, 1947 in Stevens Point, WI to Herman and Alice (Finnessy) Herrick. She was a graduate of Rio High School and later married Odell Tollefson on September 30, 1967 in Portage. Janis was a babysitter for many years and later in life she worked for Kwik Trip in Portage until retiring in 2010. Janis enjoyed playing cards as well as bingo; gardening and canning also filled much of her spare time. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and supporting them in their athletics and school events. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include: her husband, Odell and their four children: Jerry (Sherrie) of Montello, Todd (DeAnn) of Portage, Tina (Gary) Carpenter of Portage and Traci (Brian) Zurfluh of Montello as well as her eight grandchildren: Micheala, Jordan, Nathan, Parker, Sydney, Harley, T.J. and Landen. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mildred Tollefson, seven brothers, two sisters and many other family members. Janis is preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Lyle Tollefson. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Montello. There will be no formal service. Crawford Funeral Home of Montello is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit to send online condolences, view obituaries and other up-to-date funeral information.

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Memorial Gathering
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home of Montello

453 E. Park Street
Montello, WI 53949

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