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Paul Edward Tollen

At 2:30 am Sunday morning, April 7th, 2019, Paul E. Tollen went to meet Jesus. He is now at home in heaven! Paul Edward Tollen was born in Red Oaks, Iowa on February 18, 1938 to his parents Roy V. Tollen and Helen Rosene (Jahnke) Tollen. He was one of their six children. He grew up in Denver, Colorado and had many fun stories to share about being a golf caddy and hitchhiking to Red Rocks. He joined the US Navy after High School and served our country well for 20 years. During this time in the Navy, he married and raised 3 children; Holly, Natalie and Joe. He retired after serving 20 years. He remarried and worked another 20 years in the US Naval Shipyard in Virginia and raised another daughter, Tangaleen. After his 2nd retirement and a few years of coaching Tangaleen's softball teams, they moved to Nixa, Missouri. He has lived here, made many friends and became a member of First Baptist Church in Nixa, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Don, 2 sisters - Donna and Barbara, his wife Della and one great granddaughter Frankielynn. He is survived by 2 brothers: Jim (& Dorothy) Tollen and Dave (& Pat) Tollen; 4 children: Holly ( & Euill) Bower, Natalie (& Ken Tilley, Joe (& Sheila) Tollen and Tangaleen Meadows; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, a multitude of nieces and nephews, ex-wife Nancy (& Roy) Mullins and longest lifetime friend Larry (& Joan) Killillay The Memorial service for Paul will be Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church in Nixa, Missouri. The Military Honors service will be Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon), at the Springfield Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in honor of Paul Tollen, to First Baptist Church, Nixa, Missouri. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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