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Fillip Odvar Thorstensen


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Fillip Odvar Thorstensen Obituary
FILLIP ODVAR THORSTENSEN, age 88, passed away September 6, 2016 in the presence of his wife of 59 years, Ingrid and his daughter Lilly. Fillip was a long time resident of Riverside, CA and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 440 for 60 years. Fillip is survived by his wife Ingrid; son, Phillip E. Thorstensen and daughter-in-law Leslie; daughters, Esther Lynn Thorstensen and Lilly Marie Franco and son-in-law Michael Franco. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was the youngest of 6 and the final survivor of all his siblings. Fillip was born May 22, 1928 and grew up in Tonsberg, Norway. He studied Electrical Engineering in Grimstad, Norway where he met Ingrid Allestad. They moved to America in 1954 and settled in Riverside shortly thereafter. In January of this year they moved to Laguna Niguel to be closer to their daughter Lilly who cared for them daily. Fillip was very social and he was known everywhere he went by his distinctive Norwegian accent and friendly personality. He enjoyed traveling, especially returning home to Norway. He loved fishing, gardening and taking care of his family. Fillip was a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, friend to all, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be deeply missed. The celebration of Fillip's life will be: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:00 am, Fountain Glen Clubhouse, 25502 Camino Las Padres, Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18, 2016
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