Leola Tollefson GilesLeola Tollefson Giles, 79, passed away on Monday December 6, 2010 at Golden Living Center, Mobridge, SD.
Leola Tollefson Giles, 79, passed away on Monday December 6, 2010 at Golden Living Center, Mobridge, SD.
Leola Jean Schulz was born April 3, 1931 to Henry and Melvina Schulz at Walhalla, ND. They moved to a farm southwest of Osnabrock, ND in the spring of 1941. Leola graduated from Osnabrock High School in 1949 as Valedictorian of her class.
She married Ordean Tollefson at Langdon, ND on November 1, 1949. They farmed for 30 years south of Osnabrock. he passed away in May of 1979.
Leola married Joseph Giles on March 28, 1982 and continued to live on the farm at Osnabrock. He passed away in August of 1991.
Her lifelong passion was her faith in the Lord and her family-children, grandchildren and great grandchildrenShe also loved music, and enjoyed crocheting, drawing, and creating greeting cards. Her family and friends enjoyed receiving her beautiful homemade cards throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Herbert Schulz and sister Gladys Kempf, both husbands, two nephews and one step son.
Celebrating her life through memories are her 3 children-Larry D. (Debbie) Tollefson of Selby, SD, Loren D. (Judy) Tollefson of Fargo, ND, and Lori D. Clark of Walhalla, ND; seven grandchildren-Ryan (Michelle) Tollefson of Brainerd, MN, Chad (Jamie) Tollefson of Cavalier, ND, Rachel (Michael) Froelich of Hazen, ND, Amanda (John) Frampus of Burr Oak, KS, Angela Tillman of Centreville, VA, Teddy Clark of Fargo, Caitlin Clark of Fargo; 8 great grandchildren-Davin Haseleu, Meagan Tollefson, Bailey Froelich, Allisyn Tollefson, Brayden Tollefson, Josiah Frampus, Brian Tollefson, Robby Froelich.
Four step children, Terry (Nikki) Giles of Henryville, UT, Joanne (Jim) Otto of East Grand Forks, MN, David (Lori) Giles of Fargo, ND, and Deana (Darin) Kruger of Sioux Falls, SD. 9 step grandchildren-J.D. (Joseph Daryl) (Lindsay) Giles, Shawnda (John) Schroeder, Angie (Michael) Perry, Nikki (Rick) Kohering, Tyson Giles, Tessa (Tim) Nelson, Logan Mckenzie, Cooper Mckenzie and Brock Kruger. 2 step great grandchildren- Owen and Tatum Giles.
Leola will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 at Dovre Lutheran Church in Osnabrock, ND.
Visitation will take place for one hour before the time of the services at the church on Saturday.
Interment: Golberg Cemetery, rural Osnabrock, ND.
online condolences: www.brooksfuneralhome.net