Obit: Tofte, Jess C. (1890 - 1961)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Tofte, Christiansen, Knudsen


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 5, 1961


Tofte, Jess C. (26 February 1890 - 29 September 1961)


Jess C. Tofte, 71, World War I Veteran and resident of Owen and Withee for the last seven years; died September 29 of a heart condition and complications in a Marshfield hospital.


Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee. Burial was made in the church cemetery. The Rev. Beryl Knudsen officiated. 


Mr. Tofte was born in Denmark February 26, 1890, and came to this country as a youth.  He was married to Miss Lillian Christensen at Racine on December 5, 1945.  They lived there until 1954, when they moved to Withee. A year ago they moved to Owen.


His wife, two nieces and a nephew survive.


He was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church of Withee.



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