Daniel Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Daniel H. Tollefson

June 18, 1962 – January 7, 2023

On Saturday January 7th, 2023, Daniel Tollefson passed away unexpectedly, at home in his sleep, at the age of 60.

Dan was known for his generosity, kindness, dorky jokes, love and knowledge of all things music and trivia, but mostly for his unwavering love and respect for his wife Patty. Dan and Patty shared a love that was felt and admired by everyone. Dan loved to travel anywhere with Patty but especially to music festivals and concerts near and far. He also enjoyed camping, boating, and kayaking on the Mississippi river, playing the piano, drinking good beer, listening to albums, and entertaining friends. Dan was not only loved by his wife Patty and his family, but also by an extensive group of close friends (which is evident by the number of people who called him a true friend, or Voodoo Dan, Captain Dan, Dan-Dan the Music Man, Papa Legba, Brother Dan, Dan-O and many, many other terms of endearment).

Dan was born in Minneapolis, graduated high school in Osseo, Minnesota, attended college at Hamline University and Hamline School of Law. After brief law assignments in rural Minnesota, Dan moved to Saint Cloud and was employed as a Senior Attorney of Law at Wolter’s Kluwer Financial Services for over 30 years.

Dan is survived by his wife Patty Tollefson, stepson Jeff Clark, grandson Odin Clark Rakotz, tortoise Tank, sisters Dorri (Kelly) Nelson, Tammi Tollefson and many brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Dan is preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Lois (Holmes) Tollefson, and sisters Lorri Summers (Randy Schwartz) and Patti Trujillo.

Dan will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A celebration of life is being planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers or donations, in Dan’s honor, direct your love and resources towards the health and happiness of yourself and your loved ones.


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It is with great sadness that I write these words. I will miss you Danny. My heartfelt prayers go out to Patty, Dorri, Tammi and family. I will forever cherish the many memories I have of my brother my friend.

I was shocked and saddened to receive the news about Dan in the paper. During my 25 years at WK Dan was the best person to work with. His many concert stories were epic. We have lost a shining light. A confidant and a person of highest character. He will be missed

I can’t imagine a better or more fitting epitaph.
Deepest condolences to Patty and all his good friends.

Patty and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Dan will be deeply missed by so many. I will always remember his laugh. Cheers and beers to you in heaven Dan.

My very deepest sympathies to Dan’s family! Sending much love and prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time! Dan will be deeply missed at WK.

So sorry for your loss Patty! I will alway remember his friendly smile. Dan will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Dan is an angel look down on all of us. Rest In Peace Dan!

Dan I can’t hear your name without a smile coming to my face. I never thought we would encounter this situation when you would not be here. My love goes out to Patty and I’m so glad the two of you knew the type of love that goes on forever.

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Dan. It is very hard to process. Dan was such a nice, welcoming, funny, friendly and such a loving husband to Patty! May Dan be boating in the warm sun smiling down on us right now. God bless you Patty!

you will be greatly missed

You will be missed by all who knew you, my friend Danny. You are with those two lovely sisters of yours, this will be interesting. Love Ran

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A celebration of life is being planned for a later date.