In Memory of Alan Tolzmann

Gathering of Family and Friends

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday September 13, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Thursday September 13, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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Alan Wayne Tolzmann, age 37 of Ellsworth, passed away September 6, 2018 in River Falls, WI. Alan was born April 10, 1981 in Coon Rapids, MN, to Rodney and Laurie (Sickler) Tolzmann. Alan graduated from Ellsworth High School, the Class of 1999. Al loved music, being around people, and making them laugh. All these qualities made “DJ Vegas Al” a great DJ. Al’s love for people also found him working as a bartender at the Harbor Bar and Woodshed in Hager City.

Outside of his work, Al enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams compete, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. He appreciated science fiction and delighted in watching the X-Files television series. Al’s great big heart that was loved by all will be dearly missed.

Alan will remain in the hearts of his parents, Rodney and Laurie Tolzmann of Baldwin, WI; siblings, Laura Lynn Tolzmann of Maynard, MN, Chad Tolzmann of Fairmont, MN, Ashley (Shane) Cole of Beldenville, WI, and Travis Tolzmann of Ellsworth, WI; 6 nieces and nephews; grandparents, Wayne Sickler of St. Paul, MN, and Neva Sickler of Mapleton, MN; and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norma & Eldren Tolzmann; uncle, Ron Tolzmann; aunt, Sandy Tolzmann; and dear cousin, Jennifer Sickler.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2018, with a Memorial Service honoring Alan’s life at 3:00 PM at O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth.

Alan's Tribute Wall

Tributes (5):

  • I will always remember how much Alan loved to joke around and converse. He was one of the best conversationalists I’ve ever met. Alan was one a friend and classmate of my older brother, but he made sure to include me in whatever they guys were doing which demonstrated his kind nature and big heart. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • I was Alan’s 3rd grade teacher @ Sunnyside School. He has always had a special place in my heart. One of his quotes was “Mrs. Erlandson when I get big I’ll do brain surgery for you for half price” Blessed be his precious memories —–Rest in Peace——sympathy to his family

  • Alan was one of the kindest hearted people I’ve ever known. In his youth we referred to him as the “wiz-kid” for when it came to fixing computers he was truly a genius. Over the years I found Al to be one of those people who even if you hadn’t seen him in some time, he could pick up a conversation like you just saw him yesterday.
    Al truly was the life of the party, and you knew when you came across him you were going to have a good laugh, and a good time. RIP Al – Your contagious laugh, and kind heart will always be remembered.

  • My nephew Alan was a favorite of our family, and he was loved dearly.
    It warms our hearts to know he is in God’s care now, and his soul has found peace.

  • Alan loved to have fun enjoy life. He liked to make the people around him happy and make them smile and laugh. He was usually the life of the party and enjoyed music. He enjoyed the night life and socializing with friends. He did things his way.