Posted by adminJanuary 4, 2019Uncategorized

In Remembrance: Kenneth Tonnissen

Ken died in December 2018, and he is sadly missed by his good friend who said he was a guitar picker who knew a billion bluegrass, country, jazz, and jug band tunes, and he sang ’em all with gusto. See more about Ken in the Announcements page of this website. 

Ken Tonnissen


  1. Carol L Hutter
    February 18, 2019

    Hi. I was Ken’s most recent significant other. I wanted to write and let you know that I loved Ken and his wonderful Old English Sheepdog, Dobro, who was with him all the time. Ken loved walking in the woods with his dog, and loved music and playing bluegrass music. He also liked going to classical music concerts that I played in or that we went to together. We had lots of fun together in the last 2 1/2 years of his life. Horribly he was stricken with cancer that he fought so bravely for his last year. He loved his 2 sons Zach and Josh and their wives, and his sweet Grandson, Adric.
    He remembered so many songs so easily, and he was a brilliant man with and he never stopped learning and being fascinated by so many things. He was a real left winger, and he loved his dog, Dobro so much and took wonderful care of her. I miss him so much.


    • admin
      February 18, 2019

      Hi Carol,
      Thank you for contributing to the Westmoor 1969 class website and sharing your stories about Ken. You filled in the blanks for us and we are grateful. We are so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
      In sorrow,
      Linda Katuna Harvey and the Westmoor High School Class of 1969.


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