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Raymond Tobiassen, 83, of Hernando, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Raymond grew up in Flekkefjord, Norway where he trained to be a furniture maker. While a Norwegian at heart, Raymond, in 1956, immigrated to the United States with his wife Bertha, seeking new opportunities. Raymond pursued his passion of woodworking by establishing his own carpentry business in the 1970's. He was a carpenter and homebuilder for decades in Fairfield County Connecticut. he was know for building houses of his own contemporary design. Later in life, Raymond and Bertha moved to Florida where for twenty years he worked with his son Roy building unique contemporary homes in Citrus County.
Left of cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Bertha Tobiassen; their three children, Toni (Paul) Christensen of Middletown Springs, VT, Ruth Aileen Tobiassen of Hernando, FL, and Roy (Kimberly) Tobiassen of Hernando, FL; their three grandchildren, Wesley Christensen, Amanda LaChance, and Daniel Fosket; and his sister Ruth (Jan) Ostreim of Flekkefjord, Norway.
Memorial Services for Raymond will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with your loved ones doing what you love and enjoying each other's company. That is what Raymond would have wished.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 11, 2017
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