Harald Floisand


Harald Floisand, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Born September 17, 1938, in Bergen, Norway to Ivar and Agnes Rasmussen Floisand, he was the sixth of seven children. He emigrated to the United States after World War II.

Harald met his lifelong sweetheart and love of his life, Barbara Wahlquist, at Jackson Junior High. They graduated from West High School in 1958 and attended the University of Utah. He and Barbara married on September 2, 1959 in the Salt Lake City Temple and celebrated their 61st anniversary last year.

He served with energy and dedication in many church callings including several years in the bishopric. He loved working with his High Priest group. He especially valued the time he was able to work in the St. George Temple.

Since he was a young man, he was an innovator and builder. By the time he was 21 years old, he had refurbished and sold 21 cars. He fabricated an amazing number of things ranging from cabinetry to ordinance decommissioning machines to early robotic warehousing equipment. He shared his skills eagerly with his children, work colleagues and capped his career as a vocational educational coordinator at East High School in Salt Lake City.

Harald had a warm and generous spirit. His joy in life came from serving others, hard work and lending a helping hand to all. His greatest love was always his family.

Harald will be deeply missed by his wife Barbara; his three children: Richard and his wife Allison of Seattle, WA; Laurie and her husband Kent of Ivins, UT; and Brian of Los Angeles, CA; six amazing grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and his brother, John Floisand of Bountiful, UT. He was predeceased in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00 am at the Santa Clara 11th Ward Chapel (3815 Rachel Dr., Santa Clara, Ut, 84765). A friend’s visitation will take place Friday, July 30, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm also at the Santa Clara 11th Ward Chapel. Interment will take place in Santa Clara Cemetery, adjacent to the Chapel. The service will be broadcast in real time on Zoom at


Meeting ID: 881 2980 2731   Passcode: 07312021



6:00 – 8:00 pm

Second Visitation


10:00 am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Santa Clara 11th Ward Chapel
3815 Rachel Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765


11:00 am
Santa Clara City Cemetery
3780 Windmill Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765

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6 Responses

  1. Sweet Barbara, we love you and want you to know that we are thinking of you at this time at the loss of your husband. May you have the blessings from our Father in Heaven and many fond memories. ❤️

  2. To the family I pray for your comfort and peace at this difficult time. I am deeply sorry for your loss. This man was amazing and will continue to inspire you as he watches over you all. My love to you.

  3. Dear Barbara and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. He was the nicest man ever and I know he will be missed . My prayers of peace for you and as you share those sweet memories of Harold and all that he did in this life. I’m sure he will be watching over you all and be aware of those blessings he may send your way during this difficult time. We will try to make it to the visitation on Friday but if we don’t please know you are all in our prayers during this difficult time.
    Our Love and Prayers,
    Harlow & Judy Pickett

  4. The years I worked with Barbara and Harold in the SLSD were some of my fondest years in education. We encouraged teachers to stretch a little farther by buying more advanced equipment than they had ever been privileged to work with previously. Harold had great vision and was so kind to work with. What a great team he and Barbara made! How generous of him to proceed to Heaven to prepare a way for Barbara. He will forever be admired and missed. God bless you Barbara as you continue your unfinished dreams with your family before meeting him again!
    Take courage, I love you both! Kathryn Hayes

  5. I worked with Harald at East. Harald was so kind. I still talk about his clam chowder he made and his life story. I could eat chowder and listen to his stories for ever. Such a nice person with a smile always.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Let all the wonderful memories buoy you up through the coming days! He truly was a Disciple of Jesus Christ. A wonderful example for all who knew him!

    There’s a party 🎉😅 in Heaven with all the ‘Bergenser’ there!

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