Michael Noel Tollefson

January 17, 1956May 15, 2019

Michael Noel Tollefson, 63, of Evans, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital in Johnstown. He was born January 17, 1956 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to Chester Noel and Dorothy Ruth (Peterson) Tollefson.

Michael came to Greeley as a young boy where he attended Greeley schools. He graduated from Greeley West High School in 1974.

On January 20, 1978, he married Kathy Anita Vohs in Greeley.

Following graduation, he started his work career. Michael worked at U.S. Welding for several years and retired as a manager. He was a member of Greeley/Evans Moose Lodge No. 909.

He loved to go hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. He also loved his “grand-dog” Destiny. But above all was the time he spent with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Kathy; a daughter, Shanna Martinez (Alex) of Greeley; a son, Michael Tollefson Jr. (Jennifer) of Greeley; his mother, Dorothy Tollefson of Greeley; 3 grandchildren, Sophia Martinez, Noah Tollefson, and Olivia Tollefson; a sister, Connie Hail (Jack) of Greeley; and a brother-in-law, Steve Vohs of Greeley. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Steven Tollefson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Private Family Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.


  • Kathy Tollefson, Spouse
  • Shanna & Alex Martinez, Daguhter & Spouse
  • Michael Jr. & Jennifer Tollefson, Son & Spouse
  • Dorothy Tollefson, Mother
  • Sophia Martinez, Grandchild
  • Noah Tollefson, Grandchild
  • Olivia Tollefson, Grandchild
  • Connie & Jack Hail, Sister & Spouse
  • Steve Vohs, Brother-in-law
  • He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


20 May

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Stoddard Funeral Home

Greeley, Colorado


  • Private Family Interment


Michael Noel Tollefson

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Brian Drake

May 19, 2019

Michael T, a.k.a Cowboy. We met long ago at Heath jr. high and spent a lot of time with Royal getting in trouble and having fun. I moved away and had not been in touch, sure miss those days and the friendships made along the way. I pray that your family and loved ones know that your suffering has ended, and a new, painless, love filled eternity has begun.

John Sams

May 18, 2019

Evan though we lived 1200 miles apart, you remained one of my closest and dearest friends. you were the most caring and kindest man I have ever known. In the ten years we worked, played cards, fished and camped together I never saw you get made or lose your temper. You were a gentle giant.I will miss our long phone calls but I will see you again. Save me a seat at the card table.

Steve Vohs

May 18, 2019

On Wednesday May 15th I lost my Brother in law. He was also my best friend for more than 41 years. I will miss him but never forget him. His journey here is complete but I know several people up above that will welcome him home. I will always do my best to take help and take care of his and my family, No need to worry Mike. I love you.

Jason Dale

May 17, 2019

I remember when you would tote Michael and me around to Dave concerts, putting up with our “ shinnanigans” in the back seat or shaking your head and chuckling at some terrible idea or joke we had. You would always welcome me over to your home like I was one of your family. You were always kind but firm. Humor filled but humble. I’m sure that numerous people felt like you were a father figure to them but I always considered you as my other dad. You are going to be missed terribly. We will see you again soon.

Nickole Atkinson

May 16, 2019

I practically lived at your house as a teenager. You were like a second dad to me. You were always quiet and didn't have much to say but when you did say something you made us laugh. I never called you Mike I always called you wing boy. You are a very loving father and husband. So kind to everyone that you came in contact with. No matter what was going on to you or how you felt you always put a smile on your face. You will be greatly missed. Please give all of the Angels up in heaven that we have lost a hug. Until we meet again.