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Roofing contractor passes away

Cy Tilsen, founder and owner of Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc., Madison, Wis., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, at his home in Aliso Viejo, Calif. He was 87.

Tilsen attended the University of Wisconsin—Madison as a pre-medical student before volunteering for service in the Army Air Force during World War II. In 1953, he founded Tilsen Roofing. He served on a number of roofing industry association boards and was a recipient of NRCA's J.A. Piper Award, as well as the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's James Q. McCawley Award.