Herbert Tollisen – August 26, 2008

Herbert L. Tollisen passed away peacefully in his home on August 26, 2008, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence May, two daughters, Susan (Johnny) Walker of Monroe, Janet (Richard) Schweiter of Marysville, and a grandson, Edward Walker of Monroe.
Herb was born March 2, 1922, to Bertha and Herbert L Tollisen, Sr. in Portland, Oregon, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1943 with a degree in engineering and while at OSU was awarded honoraries in mathematics, engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Herb worked for Pan Am before joining the Navy. After the war, he started working for Boeing and in 1984 he retired from Boeing after 38 years of service. The last 22 years he held the position of Manager of Flight Test Instrumentation. He enjoyed working for Boeing and enjoyed the people he worked with.
During their retirement, Herb and May enjoyed spending extended time in Hawaii; a place they also called home. They also traveled the U.S. in their fifth wheel trailer.
Herb also loved airplanes, golf, crossword puzzles, and anything technical.
We will forever miss his wit and wisdom.
At his request, no services will be held. His cremated remains will be scattered on Puget Sound. Please sign our guest book at http://bartonfuneral.com/category/obituaries/.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Seattle Museum of Flight.

8 Responses to “Herbert Tollisen – August 26, 2008”

  • Suzanne Petersen Sanderson says:

    Please accept my condolences –
    Suzanne Petersen Sanderson
    (school friend of Jan’s)

  • Ronald Gustin says:

    Herb was my manager in Flight Test Engineering at the Boeing Company. I highly respected him. My condolences to Florence May and family.

  • Barbara Hair Hicks says:

    So sorry.

  • Betty Zimmerman says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • John Schweiter says:

    Mrs. Tollisen, Jan and Susan,
    Our family sends our sincere condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    -Bernice Schweiter (Aunt of Dick)
    -John and Mary Schweiter (Cousin of Dick)

  • Bev and Dick Sanders says:

    We send our love and keep you in our prayers. We have fond memories of all our years together at Hale Ono Loa in Maui. We miss our times spent with both of you. Herb was a great, respected, fun loving man.
    Bev and Dick Sanders

  • Sherley and Bert Blodgett says:

    We enjoyed all the fun get-togethers at Hale Ono Loa with Herb and May. Herb was a friendly and smart man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, May. Love, Sherley & Bert

  • Dorothy and Hal Hummel says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    You were great neighbors on Graham St.
    Dorothy and Hal Hummel

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