By HDN Staff
RUDYARD Hulda Pauline Tollefson, 86, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rudyard with burial at 1:30 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Havre.
Tollefson was born Sept. 5, 1914 near LaCoste, Texas to William and Augusta (Reus) Geiger. She graduated from LaCoste High School in 1931 and went on to college at Texas Lutheran College in Sequin, Texas and the University of San Antonio where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. Her extra-curricular activities included volleyball and band.
Tollefson taught elementary school in Texas until 1946.
She married Alfred Tollefson on Nov. 4, 1946 and moved to his family farm north of Rudyard.
She enjoyed the life of the farm and was an avid gardener.
Tollefson was an active member of the Goldstone Lutheran Church and served many years as Sunday school and vacation Bible school superintendent. She made hundreds of quilts for people all over the world.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alfred Tollefson, and a sister, brother and nephew.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Frederickson of Tyler, Texas; sons, Alfred Tollefson, Jr. of Helena and Calvin Tollefson of Havre; sister, Laura Geiger of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Goldstone Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.