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Official Obituary of

Ingolf & Thomas Aarstad

Ingolf & Thomas Aarstad Obituary

Ingolf Aarstad born on 7/22/1944 passed away on 11/18/2016 and is survived by his wife Margaret of over 50 years. 

Bob joined the navy and found his first lady love was the SEA. He wanted to travel the world and experience new cultures and had many shipmate comrades. His first job in the navy was a Deck Hand and he worked the night watch as guard, where his motto was (“Don’t give up the ship”). Later in life his first job was a Captain then a Pilot of ships in the bay, which he provided very handsomely for his family.   

He often loved to travel to his homeland country of Norway where he would spend time with his family and friends. 

In his leisure time he loved to drive to the docks and watch the boats, he enjoyed doing 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles, go to the Casinos and sightseeing in San Francisco. He also loved to go duck hunting and fishing and playing golf and taking his dog Hagard for long walks in the park and drives in the car. He once visited Texas A&M University in Galveston the simulator training ship tour of which he enjoyed and met the Captain. He lived a full life and was a happily married contented man and his little family completed him. 

He will be sadly missed. 

On March 13, 2024 at 1:00 there will be a grave side service for Ingolf and Thomas (Father and Son) with his family at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston Texas.  


Thomas Ingbright Aarstad born on 10/11/1966 and passed away on 1/10/2023. Preceded in death by his father Ingolf Aarstad. Thomas is survived by his mother Margaret, wife Chanel, son Austin. Thomas was born and raised lived and worked in California. When he was a young boy he took Karate lessons and later as a teenager he learned to play the drums for the high school band and later became a DJ and performed at Weddings and parties.

As a young man he found his job purpose at an Air Freight company where he was proven to be reliable, dependable, and proactive and a team player, and then to become Supervisor. Being supervisor   afforded him a good income to purchase rental property and he found it was a great way to create a steady and stable extra source of income.

He also had a passion for photography and purchased state of the art camera equipment. In his leisure time he would take his son along with him on his long drives to various sights to capture captivating photos that each had a story to be told. He turned those photos and stories into YouTube videos entitled West Coast Real Talk, where his voice was worthy of a skillful Radio announcer. He also loved cooking on the grill then sharing photos with family members and friends of his B B Q pit master skills.

Thomas loved his family dearly and was the glue that held everything together. He had all good qualities and was a good son and husband and father. He will be greatly missed.

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Graveside Service
March 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2506 65th St
Galveston, TX 77551


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