Romaine E. “Rocky” Tollefson, age 87 of Eau Claire, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 in Eau
Claire. He was born in Chimney Rock on May 25, 1935 to Arthur and Emma (Burgess) Tollefson.
Rocky was a hard worker and taught his children his same work ethic. He sold cars, drove semi and
worked in construction for a short time. He enjoyed old time music, fishing, being outside, picking black
berries and traveling. Rocky, along with his wife Mary enjoyed polka dancing and would follow the
Rhythm Playboys.
On August 25, 1956, Rocky married the love of his life Mary Jane Klink. Sadly, Mary Jane passed away on
December 31, 2013.
He loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally and was very proud of every one of them.
Rocky is survived by his children: Bonnie (Tom) Johnson, Randy (Kari), Mark (Kelly), Tammy (Dan)
Anderson and Nancy Conrad; grandchildren: Bradley, Justin, Ryan, Brent, Maryjane, Nicole, Tyler, Mesa,
Mitchell, Hannah, David, Sarah, Anson, Ashton and Braden; 33 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way in
the spring of 2023; sisters and brothers: Elaine Niesche, Jerome (Lois), Ellie (Tom) McMahon and Bob
(Kathi); numerous cousins and many friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Mary and 8 brothers.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at

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