Millicent “Tolly” Bernice Weber (Tollefson), 99 years young, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 24, 2018.
She was born in Rushford, Minn., March 6, 1918, and moved to La Crosse, when she was five years old.
Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Bernice Tollefson; brother, Robert Tollefson; and husband of over 50 years, Kenneth Weber.
She is survived by children, Kathy (Bill) Haller, Mike (Jeannie) Weber, Pat (Mike) Meyer; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece.
Following high school at Central, Tolly attended nursing school in Milwaukee and moved to Chicago, in the early 1940s, where she worked for the U.S. government. Tolly and Ken were married Aug. 30, 1943, in New Jersey and returned to La Crosse, in 1946.
Tolly was a full time loving mother and home maker, raising her three children, and enjoyed bowling, playing bridge and helping others.
Always a passionate Packers fan, she also enjoyed watching golf, tennis, college basketball and of course, poker. She spent most of her later years following the lives of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and making sure they knew how much they were loved and giving her wise advice and thoughts.
Her family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to her long-time neighbors, who were always so tremendously helpful and caring and to the staff of Eagle Crest South, where she spent her last two years. The loving and knowledgeable care she received will always be deeply appreciated.
In keeping with her wishes, a celebration of life will be held later in the spring. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.
She was the matriarch of our family, and is greatly missed.