Wayne Keith Tollerud

wayne tollerud

May 8, 1951 ~ July 13, 2022

Born in: Fargo, ND
Resided in: Fargo, ND

Wayne “Koko” Tollerud passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at his home in Fargo, at the age of 71.

Wayne Keith Tollerud was born on May 8, 1951, in Fargo, ND. He grew in Moorhead, MN where he received his education, graduating from Moorhead High School.

Wayne was well known in the area as he worked at a painter his entire career – most of the time with Jensen’s Decorating. He loved spending time with his many friends and buddies at Tailgator’s in Fargo after work. He also enjoyed spending time on the water, fishing in his many favorite spots. Wayne was an avid NDSU Bison fan and watched the games faithfully, and also enjoyed attending rodeo events.

Wayne is survived by his son, Jason Oien; his three grandchildren – Austin Oien, Alize Jones and Alexis Jones; a very special great-granddaughter, MaKinley Oien; his two sisters – Renee Tollerud and Tammy Olson; his two nieces – Michelle Tollerud and Anna Olson; his nephew, Michael Olson; his great-niece, MaKayla Tollerud; and his uncle, Roger Weiss – all of Fargo, ND. Also surviving are his very special friends – Dewey and Peggy Tommeraus and family – Wayne loved the time spent with them and all of their family over the years.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Betty (Weiss) Basher; his stepfather, Albert Tollerud; his aunt, Linda Savageau; his cousins – Denise Anderson and Kimberly Christianson; and his uncle, Jerry Weiss.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10 AM Friday, July 22, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo – with a gathering one hour prior. Everyone is welcome to attend this service – for those, unable it will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


Visitation: July 22, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Funeral: July 22, 2022 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. My dear brother
    I will miss our morning phone calls. You will forever be missed and you hold a special place in my heart.
    Forever you sister…Renee

  2. My dear brother,
    I will miss our morning check in calls. You will be missed so much and will forever hold a special place in my heart. You were the greatest!

    Your sister,

  3. The best babysitter I ever had growing up and he got me my sparkles on my ceiling when he painted it! I think he got me my glow in the dark stars as well. My great grandma grace and my grandma connie would call him “jungle bunny” way back in the day. I will always remember that “lump” he had on his head as well way back when and when he got rid of it how happy he was that is little kiddos couldn’t tease him about it anymore. Many pics in my mom and dad’s photo album of that great man. Rest in peace Koko you will be dearly missed.

  4. Grandpa Koko was my very special grandpa on my dad’s side. He was always there for the family and especially he was there for me in my own eyes, he use to live by us & I would always go over there watch TV and he would give me massages and cook food for me whenever I came over. I love him so very much , he was so kind and funny. May you rest in peace grandpa , I’ll see you soon. Xoxo fly high , rest in peace.

  5. Please except my heartfelt condolences with your loss. Koko will be missed by many. He had an amazing smile and quick witted too. I pray you can get some comfort with your memories of him.

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