Stanford Allen Tollefson, 70, of Murray, Utah, passed away on February 7, 2017.
Stanford was born on January 27, 1947 to Manley and Irene Tollefson of Osnabrock. He worked on the family farm until he graduated from Langdon High School in 1965 and attended Business College in Cleveland, Ohio until he was drafted into the Army in February of 1966 where he served in Korea, receiving his certification as an air traffice controller. He was medically discharged in 1968. One of his many contributions to us all is the development of a business he created which supported the disabled adults to learn to work in the community and learn to be self-sufficient. His life was filled with adventure. He enjoyed nature, the mountains, rafting, canoeing, hiking and all outdoor activities. He also loved to fly and received his pilot license in 1973. He received a kidney transplant in 1984 from his loving brother, Virgil and many years later a second transplant from his daughter, Jennifer. He was truly blessed. He always said he was blessed everyday he was able to get up and enjoy the day. He will be deeply missed. He gave so much love to the people he shared his life with.
Stan is survived by his wife, Bonita Tollefson, three children, David Tollefson, Jennifer O’Neal and Kimberly Carmines and siblings, Jan Tollefson, Marlene Wind, Loretta Marlowe, Ione Craeger, brother Virgil and grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Manley and Irene, two infant sisters, Carol and Candice and a brother, Donald.
The family of Stanford will have a ceremony to honor and rejoice his life gifts on July 22, 2017 at the Golberg Cemetery, Osnabrock at 2 p.m.