Jesse Tollakson, of Dawson, Minn., died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident, at the age of 29.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 26, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson with Rev. Kendall Stelter officiating and interment was at Grace Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation was held Sunday, November 25, at Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home.
Jesse John Tollakson was born January 25, 1983, at Dawson, Minn. He was the son of David Tollakson and Tamara Erickson. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church and graduated from Dawson - Boyd High School in 2001. He enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard and was called into active duty and served with the 221st Calvary in Afghanistan. He returned in February of 2010. He was united in marriage with Lynette Gross on June 24, 2006, in Rapid City, S.D. Jesse enjoyed truck driving, towing, farming, working out, riding motorcycle, playing cards and working the veteran’s booth at the fair. Family was always very important to him.
He is survived by his wife, Lynette; two sons: Chandler and Chastin; his mother, Tamara Erickson of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; his father, David Tollakson of Dawson, Minn.; his grandmother, Agnes Erickson of Dawson, Minn.; his grandparents, Orville and Alice Tollakson of Dawson, Minn.; his parents-in-law, LeRoy and Carol Gross of Murdo, S.D.; brother-in-law, LeRoy (Kristy) Gross III; sister-in-law, Lori (John) Oerlline; aunts and uncles: Judy (Alan) Larson, Scott Erickson, Susan Kuchera, Robert (Pam) Beck, Larry Tollakson, Tony (Terri) Tollakson, Janet Tollakson, Sue (Carol) Benike, Keith (Julie) Weigandt, Larry (Dorothy) Wiegandt, Karen (Bruce) Royer, and Kevin Weigandt; and numerous cousins.
Preceding him in death were his grandfather, Lester Erickson; uncles: Steven Erickson and John Tollakson; and cousins: Jonathon Erickson and Travis Boerboom.