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Helen F. Tollefsen

April 1, 1928 December 8, 2020
Helen F. Tollefsen
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Helen Funke Tollefsen, of Terrace Park, Ohio, died peacefully on December 8, 2020. She was 92 years old. Beloved wife of Elmer (Ace) Tollefsen, loving mother to Scott Tollefsen and Blake (Joan) Tollefsen, cherished grandmother to Gabrielle and Caroline Tollefsen and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her precious granddaughter, Sarah, her parents, Carl and Charlotte Funke, her brother William, and his wife, Katherine. Helen was born on April 1, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a Withrow High School and University of Cincinnati graduate and was a beloved 3rd-grade teacher at Terrace Park Elementary for over 20 years. She had many interests including gardening, flower arranging, knitting, playing bridge, reading, and traveling. Helen was very active in the Altar Guild at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Terrace Park Garden Club, the Terrace Park Woman’s Club, the T.T.T Society, and her treasured “Teachers Group”. She read for many years to the children of St. Thomas Nursery School. Helen loved watching her granddaughters perform in various ballet and theatre productions and was a long-time subscriber to the Cincinnati Opera. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep everyone safe, services will be private for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National T.T.T. Society (6919 Vista Dr., West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266), which supports underprivileged children attending summer camp, or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed online at

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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Rest Haven Final Resting Place

10209 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45241

10209 Plainfield Rd Blue Ash 45241 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

National T.T.T. Society

6919 Vista Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50266

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

100 Miami Avenue
Terrace Park, OH 45174

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