Trygve Johann Tolnas

  • Born: July 1, 1933
  • Died: October 11, 2013
  • Location: Maryville, Tennessee


220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN 37801
Tel. (865) 982-6812

Tribute & Message From The Family

Trygve Johann Tolnas, age 80, passed away at home on Friday, October 11, 2013 with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by parents Gladys and Olaf Tolnas, brother Edwin Tolnas and infant daughter Joann Tolnas. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara McCammon Tolnas, daughter Carol Hunnicutt and husband Eric, of Madison, AL, son Barry Tolnas, and wife Roxanne from Seattle, WA, and grandchildren Eli and Kelly Hunnicutt, and Penelope Tolnas. Trygve was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Georgia Tech and was a licensed professional engineer. He worked at Alcoa for 34 years. He was an avid outdoors man. His passion was hiking and backpacking. He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada through Washington and the Appalachian Trail from Georgia trough Virginia plus all 900 mile of trail in the Smokies. He will be remembered for his honesty and love for nature. His celebration of life will be at McCammon-Ammons Click Funeral Home Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00pm Thursday. Ralph Lee will officiate. In lieu of flowers please donate to Blount Memorial Hospice or Appalachian Trail Conservancy at 160A Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 982-6812


Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of Trygve\'s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! He is blessed to have you as his wife for 52 years.

Posted by DAVID STANLEY - Oak Ridge, TN   March 31, 2014

I always enjoyed hiking with TJ. He was always so interested in environmental issues. Being a fellow engineer with a career with TVA, I asked TJ many questions concerning the cluster of Alcoa dams in the mountainous region. While walking together several years ago, TJ told me of a book by Carson and Alberta Brewer called "Valley So Wild". The book was promoted by TVA prior to the empoundment of the Tellico Dam and traced the water course of the Tellico River from Blue Ridge, GA to Ft. Loudon Reservoir. I have referred this book on to many others for their enjoyment. Thanks TJ Rest in peace and enjoy you hike. tom wainner

Posted by Thomas (Tom) Wainner - Knoxville, TN   March 31, 2014

Scott and I are so lucky to have known TJ through Foothill Striders for the last three years. He always had a friendly word and big smile to share with all. His love of hiking and his Smoky Mountains was something he would happily discuss with everyone. He was always encouraging us to get out and hike and we will sorely miss him in our lives. We send our condolences and hugs to Barbara and their entire family.

Posted by Wendy and Scott Havlock - Maryville, TN   March 31, 2014

Barbara, You\'re in our thoughts (and most of all our prayers)during these difficult days! Your family too, of course! Take care! Bill & Mary Justice

Posted by Mary & Bill Justice - Maryville, TN   March 31, 2014

Barbara and family: My deepest sympathies to you all in this time of great grief. May the memories of wonderful years together bring relief. My prayers are with my long-ago neighbor at this time.

Posted by Mike Clark - Pembroke Pines, FL   March 31, 2014

Barbara, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will miss TJ on the trails. He had a wealth of knowledge about the Smokies and was gracious in sharing and encouraging others.

Posted by Debby Nuchols - Maryville, TN   March 31, 2014

Our local Sons of Norway, Vikings of the Smokies chapter expresses our deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. Trygve served faithfully behind the scenes with his wife Barbara as Vikings of the Smokies Marshalls coming early to each event to get our flags up and anthem & prayer sheets on all tables.

Posted by Dr. Olaf O. Storaasli - Oak Ridge, TN   March 31, 2014

Dear Barbara, I\'m so sorry to hear of Trygve\'s passing. He will surely be missed by the Sons of Norway Vikings and his hiking partners. God Bless his memory and God be with you and your family. Sincerely, Dee Bumpers

Posted by Dee Bumpers - MARYVILLE, TN   March 31, 2014