Mrs. Jean Tolzman, of Ogilvie, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 71 years old
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 4-6 pm on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
INTERMENT will be held in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Jean Tolzman, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 71 years old.
Jean was born October 26, 1943 in International Falls, Minnesota to Harry and Ann (Ihrig) Loken. As a youth she, as the second of three siblings and the daughter of career educators, lived in several small communities across Minnesota. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1961 and St. Cloud State University. Shortly after college Jean began dating Eugene Tolzman, a teacher in Ogilvie, and they were married on June 11, 1967. Children Bradley (46), Krista (44) and Michael (42) soon followed.
After short teaching stints in Sauk Center and Mora to start her career, Jean spent the next 30+ years teaching elementary school in Ogilvie. Jean additionally directed Ogilvie’s Community Education programs for many years. Mentoring and shaping children wasn’t simply a career to Jean, it was her life’s passion. She loved being a teacher and she absolutely loved all of her students! Jean was additionally a 14 year member of St. Paul Lutheran Church’s choir, a 27 year veteran of Ogilvie Fire Department’s Fireflies, a member of the church’s quilting group, and for more years than anyone can remember, she’s been a member of The Card Club. While Jean loved to travel, that paled in comparison to her love for spending time with her grandchildren She was a truly wonderful wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her, and she will be missed tremendously.
Jean was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and a niece, Elisabeth.
She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Eugene; children Bradley (Jennifer), Krista (Brian) Emerson and Michael (Noreen); her grandchildren, Josh, Kellyn, Malia and Jack; two sisters, Betsy Meistrell and Cathy Larson; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating. Music will be provided by Karen Kirschner-Danielson. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie. Arrangements made by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com