OBITUARY

Michael Leonard Tollner

October 11, 1958September 20, 2021
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Michael Leonard Tollner, age 62, of Bradenton, Florida passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota, Florida. Michael was born October 11, 1958 in Pt, Pleasant, NJ, the son of Fred and Florence (Messmer) Tollner.

In his youth Mike resided in Brick, New Jersey. His senior year he began to pursue a hockey career graduating from Chenango Forks High School, Binghamton, New York. In 1987, he returned to his hometown of Brick, New Jersey. In 2006 he relocated to Bradenton, Florida and has been employed by Florida Forklifts, Tampa, Florida for the past 16 years.

Mike was an avid sports lover. He enjoyed playing golf, along with being a devoted fan of the Boston Bruins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. His greatest love of sports was watching his daughter Ashley compete on a soccer field. He was preceded in death by his Parents, brother Scott, niece Kristin (Stump) Eberhardt and brother-in-law Leonard Mayers.

Survivors include his domestic partner of 20 years Alisa Watt, loving daughter Ashley, sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Harry Downs, brother and sister-in-law Rick and Cathy Tollner, sister and brother-in-law Mary and Sam Giuliano, sister Lori Mayers; several nieces and nephews, numerous friends and neighbors, along with his loyal companion and family pet Dakota. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Humane Society of Manatee County. 2515 14th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Barbara Kaufman

September 23, 2021

Best buddies Mike and Mike. Mike Tollner and Mike Kaufman that is. Great devoted friends for decades. And now they're together again playing golf in heaven. Rest in peace guys. Love you both.

Robert Hertig

September 23, 2021

I met Mike 16 years ago when he took over the account at Tropicana. I am honored to call him a friend. Even though he was a Dallas fan I enjoyed toing him to a Buccaneers game. We loved to talk sports.
I grieve like I have lost a member of my family because it dam sure feels that way.

Julie Van Loan

September 22, 2021

We met Mike when we moved to Florida 6 years ago. He was not only the best neighbor two girls could ask for he was a wonderful friend. We saw him almost every day and enjoyed hanging out with him. Mike had a big heart and was the kind of guy who would do anything for you. We miss him so very much. Its hard to believe he is gone … Rest In Peace dear friend ..
Love ,
Julie & Celeste

Valerie & John Durkin

September 22, 2021

Words can not express how saddened we are , Mike was a good friend we have so many great memories. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.

John & Valerie Durkin

Ron & Brenda Morse

September 22, 2021

Ron enjoyed many a golf outing with Mike. We always enjoyed it when Mike would just drop in to say hello. Brenda and Mike enjoyed reading the same mystery authors and shared books kind of like our own Book Club. Mike’s heart was as big as he was and was always there with a big smile and a hand to offer his friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa & Ashley.
Ron & Brenda Morse

TERESA SMITH

September 21, 2021

I am a co-worker of Mike's at Florida Forklift. I met Mike 9 years ago when I came to work here. Being the sales coordinator, Mike being the salesman worked with me one getting forklifts ready for customers. He always wanted things done quickly to meet customer's expectations, he could be a little pushy but that was ok. Over the last couple months I came to think of Mike as friend, not just a co-worker. I will miss him dearly, there will be a void here at work without him coming in like a whirlwind.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It was my pleasure to help in any way I could during this time.

Teresa Smith

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