Sverre Ulvestad, 19172011 (aged 93 years)

Sverre /Ulvestad/
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Descendants of Sverre Ulvestad

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    1. Sverre Ulvestad

      Sverre Ulvestad, diakon (in 1954), was born on May 20, 1917 in Ulvestad, Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norge and died on May 1, 2011 in Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA at the age of 93.

      He married Henny Pauline Rød, daughter of Pedro Pederson Rød and Anna Elisabeth Petersdatter.

      Sverre Ulvestad and Henny Pauline Rød had 1 child.

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Ancestors of Sverre Ulvestad

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    1. Sverre Ulvestad

      Sverre Ulvestad, diakon (in 1954), was born on May 20, 1917 in Ulvestad, Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norge and died on May 1, 2011 in Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA at the age of 93.

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1920 Folketelling - Hushald Andreas Larsen Ulvestad

Gnr 33 Bnr 1 Ulvestad, Balestrand herredøddFødestadBustatusFamiliestillingSivilstandYrke
00101Andreas Larsen Ulvestad1876-03-15Balestrand-hpggaardbruker S
00201Kari Olsdatter Ulvestad1877-03-03Balestrand-hugHusmor
00301Brita Andreasdatter Ulvestad1903-02-12Balestrand-dugBudeie hjemme
00401Lars Andreassen Ulvestad1904-03-28Balestrand-suggaardsarbeider hjemme
00501Sigrid Andreasdatter Ulvestad1905Balestrand-duginnepike hjemme
00601Johanna Andreasdatter Ulvestad1908-06-30Balestrand-dugarbeider hjemme på gården
00701Olav Andreassen Ulvestad1910-10-01Balestrand-sugarbeider hos forældrene
00801Astrid Andreasdatter Ulvestad1910-10-01Balestrand-dugarbeider hos forældrene
00901Signi Andreasdatter Ulvestad1912-10-10Balestrand-dug-
01001Hans Andreassen Ulvestad1914-08-16Balestrand-sug-
01101Sverre Andreassen Ulvestad1917-05-20Balestrand-sug-
01201Iver Nilsen Meland1855Balestrand-DagarbeiderugJordbruksarbeider

Henny og Sverre reiser til Antwerpen, Belgia


"Den 3. februar 1954 ble Den norske komite for arbeide blant sjøfolk i Kobe stiftet av representanter fra misjonærene i tillegg til den norske konsulen i byen. Komiteen henvendte seg til Sjømannskirken og ba ledelsen starte opp i byen, en henvendelse som ble godt mottatt. Sjømannskirken vedtok å starte prøvevirksomhet i havnen, og i november samme år ankom Sjømannskirkens pionerer i Japan, diakon Sverre Ulvestad og hans ektefelle Henny"



Former Staten Islander Sverre Ulvestad, 93, of 2900 Sugarberry Lane, Midlothian, Virginia, a longtime administrator of Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Egbertville, died Sunday at his home.

Born May 20, 1917 in Balestrand, Norway, he lived in Kobe, Japan; Rockford, Illinois; and Mabel, Minnesota, before settling on Nevada Avenue in Egbertville in 1964. He moved to Midlothian thirteen years ago.

After graduating high school, Mr. Ulvestad attended Oslo Deacon College, where he studied healthcare and hospital administration.

Then, briefly, during World War II, Mr. Ulvestad served in the Norwegian Army.

During the 1940s, he was the assistant supervisor of first aid emergency in Oslo's Aker Community Hospital. He also served as an assistant to the Seaman's Mission in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Pedro, California for nine years.

While living in Kobe, in 1954, Mr. Ulvestad was appointed director of a new Seamen's Welfare Center, where he oversaw fund-raising and the building of a church. He also served as consultant to the building program of Kobe's international hospital.

In Mabel, Minnesota, Mr. Ulvestad organized a municipal nursing home for the city in 1961, and was serving as its administrator when he was asked to transfer to Staten Island and join the staff at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Egbertville.

For eighteen years, Mr. Ulvestad served as the administrator of Eger, throughout which he oversaw its $4 million expansion — the facility grow from a home of forty-two beds to the 378-bed home it is today. Mr. Ulvestad retired in 1982.

Among his many awards, he was presented with the St. Olav Medal by Norway's king in 1959, and in 1967, he received the Lutheran Brotherhood Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Ulvestad's college sweetheart and wife of sixty-four years, the former Henny Rod, died in 2009.

While living on Staten Island, Mr. Ulvestad was a member of the South Shore Rotary, Community Board 2, and the Norwegian Lutheran Seamen's Mission, a philanthropic organization through which they traveled the world and served others.

He also belonged to the former Atonement Lutheran Church.

While living in Midlothian, Mr. Ulvestad was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed skiing, swimming, and soccer.

Surviving are his daughter, Elisabeth Brennan, and his three grandchildren.

The funeral service was to be held today at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Church.
Burial will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond.
Published in the Staten Island Advance on May 4, 2011.