Ronald Lawrence Tollefson, Jr.

April 3, 1943 - July 2, 2021

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Ronald Lawrence Tollefson, Jr. (Ron) sadly left us too quickly and way too soon on July 2, 2021.

Ron was born the oldest of four children on April 3, 1943, in Seattle, Wash. to Ronald and Verna Tollefson, Sr. He moved with his parents and baby brother, John, to Bremerton (Gorst area) when he was 3 yrs. old, where he resided most of his life.

He graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1961, studied engineering at Olympic College before being drafted in the Army in 1965. He served as a dental technician in Vietnam until his discharge in 1967. He then studied at Northwest College in Kirkland, graduating with a BA in Biblical Literature and a minor in New Testament Greek. After college, he worked as a Nuclear Electrician from 1973 until he retired in 2004 for the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.

His deep Christian faith in Jesus sustained him throughout his lifetime and he enjoyed active ministry under the Rev. Frank Schoonover at South Park Assembly in Port Orchard for many years.

After his dad passed in 2004, Ron Jr. retired early to now care for his widowed, elderly mom, who later passed at 99 yrs. of age in 2012.

In 2017, at 75 years of age, after buying a home in Sequim, Ron, married for the first time, after finding love with Bonnie Thomsen. They lived a very active life together, surrounded by her and his family and friends.

Ron’s hobbies throughout his lifetime included trout fishing since he was a young boy, landscape oil painting, gardening & landscape design, and many remodeling and carpentry projects for their home and church.

He loved to laugh and joke with his family whom he loved very much. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, his two sisters, Linda and Barbara (Gary), his sister-in-law, Margaret, and his 8 nieces and nephews, and their spouses and children. His younger brother, John (Margaret), predeceased him in 2017.

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