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William Tolle

Memorial services for William J. Tolle of Grass Valley will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foothill Community Church, 14600 Highway 49, in Grass Valley. Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Tolle died Thursday, Feb. 12, in Grass Valley. He was 82.

He was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Spokane, Wash., to William G. and Bertha Tolle. He served in the 3rd Marine Division during World War II. He married Eleanore on Aug. 26, 1942, in San Diego. He worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. for 36 years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Foothill Community Church, and the Christian Businessmen’s CYA Ministry.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanore Tolle of Grass Valley; daughter, Gaile Jones of Grass Valley; and grandchildren Burt and K.C. Jones of Grass Valley, Tom Tolle and Kelly Rowlands of Boise, Idaho, and George E. Hesser of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his son, Bob Tolle; daughter-in-law, Dana Tolle; and son-in-law, Mark Jones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foothill Community Church, 14600 Highway 49.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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