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Dennis Leon Tolvstad

June 19, 2019 | 2 comments

Dennis Leon Tolvstad, 79, raised in Holmen, WI, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019.  He was born to Leonard and Helen Tolvstad in La Crosse on September 22, 1939.  He married Elizabeth Blackburn on July 7, 1962.

Dennis is survived by his children, Michael (Martha) Tolvstad, Timothy (Kari) Tolvstad, Julie (Eric) Jorgenson; 6 grandchildren, Lindsay (Randy) Tuquero, Mathew (Cassie) Tolvstad, Danielle (Gabriel) Carimi, Trent (Lauren) Jorgenson, Trevor (Casey) Jorgenson, Joshua (Lisa) Johnson; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Sharon Downing; and many other relatives and friends.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Don Downing.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Prairie Room at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.  Chaplain Kristin Van Heyningen will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 until the time of the service in the Prairie Room.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

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  1. Debbie Braund

    Betty, Julie, Mike, & Tim,

    We are sending your entire family our love and prayers. Dennis was one of my “dads” growing up and I remember all the trouble we caused him 🙂
    He will be missed. God bless you all.

    Debbie Braund & family

  2. Renald and Cathy

    Sending our deepest sympathy to you Betty, and to your family also. We didn’t know Dennis for all that long but we really loved his company, his kind and gentle manner. Sending love and hugs! XO

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