Rolf T obit

Rolf John Tangvik

April 22, 1958 - May 14, 2021

Rolf John Tangvik, age 63, of Prosper, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on April 22, 1958, in Billings, Montana, to Ellen Ruth (Eidum) and John Kaare Tangvik. Rolf proudly served in the United States Air Force and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Rolf married the love of his life, Kari Lynn Plateau, in Palatine, Illinois, on May 18, 1985. Rolf became a father to his son Erik Jens Tangvik in January of 1992 and to his daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Ingram in August of 1994. He worked for Toyota as a Senior Manager in the Quality Field Tech Operations division. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Rolf is survived by his beloved wife, Kari Tangvik; his son, Erik Jens Tangvik of Prosper, Texas; his daughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Ingram and her husband, Max, of Hebron, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Aurlette Plateau; and his brother-in-law, Robert Plateau.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellen and John Tangvik.

A memorial service will be held at Preston Trail Community Church, 8055 Independence Pkwy., Frisco, Texas on Thursday, July 22, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM.

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Until we meet again Rolf. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John Stover, July 22, 2021 Rolf was a fantastic colleague whom I had the pleasure to work with over most of my 25 year career at Toyota. One memory jumps out. Rolf loved boating and I enjoy fishing. Shortly after the birth of my daughter Rolf and Kari gave my daughter her first life jacket to grow into so I could take her fishing. I've never forgotten the gesture. Deepest condolences to the family.
Travis Porter, July 22, 2021 Like so many others, I was shocked to hear of Rolf's sudden passing. I'm thankful for the times we worked together back at the classic TMMNA days in the QD lab and then being here at TMNA as well. Rolf always had a smile bright enough to light the room and a positive attitude to go with it. As challenging as things would get at work, Rolf never viewed situations as a problem - only as opportunities to be solved. He was a special man who was a good friend to so many. My deepest condolences to Rolf's family. May you find peace in his memories.
Howard Abrahams, July 12, 2021
Having had the opportunity to not only work with Rolf, but more so being blessed with the friendship he offered enriched my life. I, as well as so many others, are forever thankful for having experienced such a genuinely honest and caring Mentor, Manager and Friend. May God continue the blessing Rolf brought to this world with his continued efforts in making it a better place for us all. Dwayne Kinsey, July 3, 2021 My deepest condolences to you and your family. I did not him personally, but we spoke in passing. He was very well thought of at work. Chris Lansdale, June 25, 2021 Rolf was my manager at Toyota since 2012. He was a great leader, always looking out for his people, making sure we had the best tools, training, etc. to get the job done. Rolf challenged his team to stretch ourselves to achieve and innovate things we previously didn't think or realize we could accomplish. Rolf will be missed as a leader, mentor and friend. Stephen Hall, June 25, 2021 May God eternally watch over you and your family. Take care and farewell, Rolf! David Montelongo, June 25, 2021 Rolf-san, I am deeply saddened by the news. I remember you support me with great smile in a lot of situation, and appriciate all of those.You will be in my memory forever. Yusuke Urasaki, May 26, 2021 Dear Rolf-san, I'm very sad to hear the news. I’m still not able to believe the news because I can imagine only your fine and great smile. I'm clearly remember that we work together about corrosion activity, lots of PDCs and etc. etc. etc... and you were very kindness and helpful for me every time. It is huge loss for all of Toyota, but your smile will be in our heart forever. Hiroshi Takamoto, May 25, 2021 Rolf, it is with great sadness I say goodbye. You were a great friend, mentor and leader. Rolf’s philosophy as a manger was you didn’t work for him, you worked with him. Always giving the opportunity for his team to innovate and lead projects. I was lucky enough to spend time with Rolf during non-work hours. We got to know each other quite well. He was a man who followed his passions and loved his wife and family. Goodbye my friend
Rick Durkin, May 25, 2021
Rolf-san, you will be truly missed. I was worked with him for a few years at Toyota Erlanger regarding anti-corrosion activity etc. I remember your smile and greatly appriciate your support. He will be in our memory forever. tomohiro yokota, May 25, 2021 Dear Rolf. I’m very sad to hear your sudden sad news. I’m sorry and send my sincerest condolences and prayers to your family with this great loss. I remember the days we worked with you for ten years in L.A., Erlanger, and TX in the U.S.A, and I truly appreciate on your kindness and patience to guide me in the right direction. I really miss your smile. Thank you for Rolf for everything. May God bless you all. Keiichi Fukushima, May 25, 2021 I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. I'd like to offer our condolences to you and your family. Ayumu Fukao, May 25, 2021 I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Rolf Tangvik. He was our valued global QA member and made a fuge contribution to our team. Please accept my sincerest condolences. May he rest in peace. Junichi Kobayashi, May 24, 2021 Our deepest condolences over the news of Rolf’s passing. He was a loving husband, caring father, and loyal friend. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Kathy Morkunas, May 24, 2021 Dear Rolf It was too sudden that I heard this sad news. I clearly remember the days we worked together. you were always so kind to me, I remember the day you visited Japan and we had good time for both work and nice casual dinner with you. I still feel if someday we travel abord again, we can meet and have fun either in the US or Japan. I really miss you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.Thank you for Rolf for everything. Scott Watanabe, May 24, 2021 To the Tangvik Family: I worked with Rolf at Toyota for several years in Erlanger. I remember that he was always very patient and truly looked out for his employees. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I send my sincerest condolences and prayers to you as you grieve this great loss. And I also pray for Rolf - he touched many lives. I know that he always loved his boating trips and he loved his family. (Isaiah 43:2) May God bless you all. Kristen Antosh, May 22, 2021 Rolf, you will be greatly missed. The lasting positive impacts you left on so many people will carry your memory on forever. RAUL PEREZ, May 21, 2021 Dear Rolf-san's family, On behalf of PQFO J-staffs, we were deeply saddened by the loss of Rolf-san. We can imagine the sadness of you must be feeling. He was our valued partner and made a huge contribution to the success of PQFO activity in US. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with Rolf-san. We will all miss him. Yukihiro Sato, May 20, 2021 We at Servco are indebted to Rolf for supporting and guiding our process improvement activities in the Hawaii market. Our deepest condolences goes out to the Tangvik family during this difficult time. Rolf will truly be missed. Wes Kimura, May 20, 2021 Rolf hired me into Vehicle Quality in Erlanger more than 15 years ago. We worked together during activities for the first Lexus RX to launch in NA. He was always friendly & shared his adventures in boating at lake in TN with his family. Rolf worked hard but also enjoyed his life outside of work. Will miss seeing him & chatting with him in TX. He will always be remembered by his Toyota coworkers. Sincerely,
Jana Vaughn, May 19, 2021 I was very saddened to hear the news. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you his family. He was a wonderful person at work and outside of work. And he is the one who lured me to Twin Cove, Norris Lake where both of our families had great times and sometimes crossed paths at the marina and on the lake! Will never forget his enthusiasm for boating and those lake weekends!
Glenn Uminger, May 19, 2021 Sending prayers to Rolf and his family. Rolf was always there ever since I joined Toyota. He was a familiar face that I could trust for any advice and I felt he always looked out for my best interest. Anytime I had a question or worked with Rolf he was very kind to work with. I will truly miss him. Mohammad Khan, May 19, 2021 Rolf was very supportable and friendly guy to all customer service in Mexico, specially with TMEX quality area. I will always remember him and happy and helpful person. He rest in peace and prayers to the family. Alfredo Herrera, May 19, 2021 With our deepest condolences from the GST tech team. Fred Mora, May 19, 2021 Rolf was a great business partner, an unwavering advocate for quality, and a supportive leader. He will be missed by his friends at Gulf States Toyota. We express our sincerest condolences to his family and wish them well during this time of grief. Dale Frommer, May 19, 2021 Rolf will be tremendously missed by all of us here at Southeast Toyota. He was always in our corner, and provided us the support and guidance we needed to continue to perform well. His example of leadership was amazing, and he was our friend!
Mike Newsome, May 18, 2021 My deepest condolences to the Rolf family. I am so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to work with Rolf in Quality and was a pleasure to get to know him. Rolf was always an inspiration and breath of fresh air to all lives that he touched. He will definitely be missed. God bless. Luc Zilio, May 18, 2021 My sympathy to the friends and family of Rolf. Rolf worked with us many times over the years up here at Toyota Canada. He was a great supporter of Canada in the many technical items we dealt with. More importantly he was a trusted friend and ally. He will be missed by his friends in Canada. May he rest in peace.
Roger Ebanks, May 18, 2021 Rolf is a good man who enjoyed life and the beauties of nature. He will always be remembered by us as one who readily took on the challenges of life with a smile on his face. I feel privileged to count him as a friend! Till we meet again my friend, may God be with you and your family. Ben and Kim Shaffer Ben Shaffer, May 18, 2021 Prayers to the family. Rolf will be missed by many. I worked with Rolf at TEMA in Erlanger. Tim Phelps, May 18, 2021