Sigurd H. Folstad, of Vernon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the age of 74. He was married to Barbara (Flagg) Folstad.
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Sig served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He worked for United Technologies Fuel Cell division for 34 years. He was an avid sportsman, world traveler, talented musician, black-belt champion, avid reader, and deep thinker. Sig loved his family, children, grandchildren, and friends. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and later earned his master's degree in business from Western New England College in Springfield.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by his son, Dr. Jon Folstad, and his wife, Donna; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; his brother-in-law, Carl Johnson; and his sister-in-law, Carol Vogel, and her husband, Fred. He was predeceased by his sister, Kristine Johnson (2013).
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name can be made to Friends of Valley Falls, P.O. Box 2008, Vernon, CT 06066. Sig spent many hours every day in Valley Falls Park with his beloved dog, Yogi.
For online condolences and guestbook please visit
Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home
551 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT 06066
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 22 to July 26, 2014