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Steven Tolzman, 62

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Steven John Tolzman, 62, of New Richmond, Wis., passed away on Aug. 3 at his home, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren, after a 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Steve was born in Amery, Wis., on July 13, 1951, to William and Clara Tolzman. He graduated from Unity High School in 1970. Steve was married to Janelle Graese on Aug. 26, 1972; they were married almost 41 wonderful years and blessed with five children.

Steve retired in 2006 from Andersen Windows after 34 years of employment. He spent much of his free time with his 13 grandchildren. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed included woodworking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, traveling, and deer hunting, but his true passion was bear hunting at the cabin in the Dairyland area with his family and friends. He was also actively involved in the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and the Cozy Corner Trail Snow & ATV Club as trail boss and also club rep for the Northwest Trails Club of Douglas County.

Steve is survived by his wife, Janelle; five children, Chad (Denae) Tolzman, Jeremy Tolzman, Jamie Tolzman, Kari (Burt) Kulzer, Joy (Erv) Schauer; 13 grandchildren, Mahriyah, Kaci, Kaylee, and Grace Tolzman, Brooklyn and Brenden Tolzman, Abby and Morgan Tolzman, Reece and Riehle Kulzer, EJ, Jordan, and Jake Schauer; five siblings, Myrtle Peterson, Lois (Skip) Anderson, William "Bill" (Marlene) Tolzman, Gloria Knutson, Linda (Ed) Flanum; one sister-in-law, Barbara Tolzman; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, William and Clara Tolzman; siblings Alice Knutson, Larry Tolzman, Joyce Constant, and Donavon Tolzman.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery, and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser, Wis.

To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute, please visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.

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