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Adam Tollefson

Image  Our husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend Adam Tollefson died on Feb. 5 in an automobile accident in Billings. Adam worked full time for the National Guard in Billings as a supply sergeant for the 443rd Quartermaster Petroleum Oil Lubricant Company.
  Adam was born in Glasgow, on Oct. 18, 1980, the middle child and only son of Jim and Doris Tollefson. He attended Hinsdale Public Schools where he graduated in 1999. While in high school, Adam was active in FFA, basketball, track, band, choir and 4-H. He attended Boys State after his junior year in high school and received the John Phillip Sousa award. He graduated with honors as a member of the National Honor Society.
  At 17, Adam joined the National Guard, attending boot camp at Ft. Benning, Ga. in the summer of 1998. Adam, being the good soldier he was, enjoyed his service to this country through the National Guard. He was Soldier of the Year for his unit in 2000, he fought the wildfires in our state in the summer of 2000 and served security duty at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. In May of 2006, Adam returned from an 18 month deployment to Alaska where he served as a military police officer in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
  In the fall of 2000, Adam enrolled at MSU-Northern in Havre where he met Becky Griggs. They married on Sept. 21, 2002 in Conrad. They made their home in Conrad and later Pendroy. While living there, Adam worked for Joe Russell Trucking and Busch Agricultural Resources. In his teens and early twenties, Adam worked for Mark and DuWayne Johnson, Mike and Lloyd Jones in Hinsdale and at the Glasgow Stockyards.
  Adam was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed shooting black powder and he was a die-hard Denver Broncos fan as well a Dale Ernhardt Jr. fan. He enjoyed camping, sports, music, road trips, visiting with friends and family and spending time at the Griggs cabin. Adam was a member of the American Legion Post #45 and the Pendroy Volunteer Fire Department.
  Adam is survived by his wife Becky Lynn of Havre; his parents Jim and Doris Tollefson of Hinsdale; his sisters Becky Lynn of Belgrade and Heidi (Mike) McColly of Hinsdale; his grandmother Georgel Tollefson of Glasgow; nephew Logan McColly and niece and god-daughter Mattea McColly of Hinsdale; godson Bridger Kellogg of Conrad; in-laws Jerry and Gloria Griggs of Conrad and his dog Ruger. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and fellow soldiers survive him.
  Adam was a husband, son, brother, god-father, nephew, cousin and friend, but above all, he was a soldier. He served our country with great pride and sense of duty.