Coy Matthew Tollefson of Farmington, Minnesota | 1997 - 2020 | Obituary
Tuesday, Sep 08, 2020
November 30, 1997 - August 30, 2020
Angels – Believe in Angels, they make dreams come true. Believe in Angels, they always will be there to watch over you!
Coy Matthew Tollefson was gifted his angel wings on August 30, 2020. Coy is now our guardian angel who is flying beyond our sights, but we know he is always looking down upon us, besides us, and within us, wrapping his arms gently around us whispering I love you. Coy was born on November 30, 1997 in Staples, Minnesota to Mark and Kris (Reese) Tollefson. He grew up in Farmington and graduated from Randolph High School in 2016 and throughout his school years participated in football, baseball, wrestling, track, and trap shooting.
Coy began his young career working for Summit Custom Landscaping in Farmington. Later, he moved to Alexandria, MN to pursue an education in welding. He graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with a welding degree in 2018 and continued to live in Alexandria for a short time. Coy in the fullness of time moved back to Farmington to be closer to his daughter and started working at Miratech as a gifted and accomplished welder.
His most miraculous and precious blessing was the birth of his beautiful daughter Elaina Fay Nicolai on March 14, 2018. Elaina was the light in his life, his pride and joy! The moments and precious times he spent with Eliana consisted of laughter, playfulness, cheerfulness, snuggles, adventures, and time with family and friends. Memories that are forever embedded in our hearts. Loving Elaina filled his life with joy, she was his treasure. He didn’t just love her; he gave her unconditional love without end.
Coy was known for having the purest and kindest of heart. He was an amazing man but made an even better father. He was a gleaming light to every person that was honored to know him. A contagious smile you couldn’t keep your eyes from looking at, a smile that was the light in the window of his beautiful soul, a smile that will never be forgotten. His intense, radiating blue eyes that showed his compassion, love, understanding, kindness, caring and thoughtfulness to each person he loved. He was larger than life and knew how to brighten everyone’s day. Coy was a sweet friend, trustworthy, had a strong work ethic that raised above the rest, committed, loyal, a light that was so bright, and was one of the good ones, a someone special. Coy is sincerely one of a kind, a true inspiration that has left an everlasting mark in the world.
Coy was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt! His hunting explorations included small and big game hunts with family and friends. He loved kids, spending time with Elaina, family and friends, camping, fishing, working out, getting tattoos, and attending raves. His latest and greatest tattoo he recently got was a Koi fish.
Coy was preceded in death by his great grandparents, great uncles and cousin, Ryan Kaiser.
Coy is survived by his daughter, Elaina Nicolai; parents, Mark and Kris; siblings, Blake, Courtney (Jack), and Braden; great grandmother, Joan Kaiser; grandparents, Pat (Ken) Ceplecha, Allan (Vicki) Reese, Dale and Renee Tollefson, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; also by mother of Elaina, Lauren Nicolai; grandparents to Elaina, Dan and Mary Nicolai.
Funeral service, 5 PM Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., Farmington. Visitation from 3-5 PM prior to the service.