Obituary: Thor Rolf Tobiassen

Thor Rolf Tobiassen went to be with the Lord on Monday evening January 4, 2015, in Wilton CT. He was born on January 13, 1925 in Brooklyn NY, returning with his parents to their home in Norway when he was 5 years old. He was married to Ingrid for 59 years, until her passing in 2009.

Thor and Ingrid and their two children immigrated to America in the early 1960s and continued raising their family in Norwalk, CT. Thor spent most of his professional life as an expert carpenter, building and finishing many houses in the Norwalk area. He was also very involved in their local church as a volunteer in many capacities. Thor and Ingrid lived in many places  during their married life. In addition to Norway, Norwalk & Wilton, CT, they also lived in Columbia, SC, Pembroke Pines, FL and Sinking Spring, PA. They also enjoyed traveling with friends and visiting their family.

Thor’s life was characterized by kindness, gentleness and service. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be greatly missed!

Thor is survived by a son and daughter, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, Raymond and Maryann Tobiassen and their children, Kristin and Jonathan Luiz, Melissa and Matthew West, Matthew and Micah; Irene and Joe Batluck and their children, Joe and Heike Batluck, Noah, Ethan, Emma, and Samuel, Mark and Carmela Batluck, Chloe, Joshua Thor and Naomi, Rachel and Paul Elliott and Lucy, Sarah and Ron Taylor, Jonathan and Elena. He is also survived by a brother, Raymond and Bertha Tobiassen of Florida, and a sister, Ruth and Jan Ostreim of Norway.

We would like to thank the many kind staff members at Wilton Meadows in Wilton, CT for their care and compassion during the last years of his life.

Although Thor will be missed, we rest in the assurance that he will be free of pain and reunited with Ingrid and that we as believers in Jesus Christ will meet again.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at  First Assembly of God, 133 Junction Rd, Brookfield, CT at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen ChallengeUSA, 5250 N Town Center Dr.,  Ozark, MO 75721 or