Obituary: Trygve L. Solvang of Wilton
Trygve L. Solvang of Wilton, CT died peacefully in Holland, MI on December 10, 2018, surrounded by his family at age 92.
He was born on October 23, 1926 in Mandal, Norway to the late Tonnes and Anna (Gundersen) Solvang. He was raised in Mandal, Norway and joined the Norwegian Army serving with the Occupation Force in the English sector in Germany after World War II.
He was a school teacher before immigrating to the United States in 1949, meeting his late wife Evelyn (Hansen) Solvang on the ship sailing to America. They were married on December 1, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY and were married for 60 years until her death in 2012.
Trygve began his career as a carpenter/contractor building homes on Long Island, New York. On January 23, 1959, he became a citizen of the United States of America. Later that year, he moved his family to Norwalk, CT where continued as a Residential Developer, building many homes in Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Weston, New Canaan and Newtown.
Trygve loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was active at Parkway Assembly of God, Norwalk, CT as a Church Board member, Sunday School teacher, Commander of the Royal Ranger boys’ group, and a member of Gideons International. In 1985, he became a member of First Assembly of God, in Brookfield, CT and continued his involvement in the church’s activities including Prison Ministries.
Trygve was blessed with family who loved him and will miss him dearly. He is survived by three daughters, Maryann (Ray) Tobiassen of Wilton, CT; Arlene (Ivan) Stubbs of Holland, MI; and Lillian (Stephen) Miller of Three Rivers, MI. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren and their spouses: Jason (Summer) Stubbs of Holland, MI; Erika (Joel) Rowe of Gainesville, FL; Tiffany (Andrew) Horne of Vicksburg, MI; Kristin (Jonathan) Luiz of Wilton, CT; Kimberly (Jake) Cowing of Three Rivers, MI; Melissa (Matthew) West of Redding, CT; Sarah (Nathaniel) Moore of North Hollywood, CA; and Stephen (Jamie) Miller of Alexander, AR; his sixteen great grandchildren and also, David Creigh and his daughter, Jessica of Milford, DE and Dean (Tracy) Creigh of Georgetown, DE.
A Memorial Service will be held to honor Trygve’s life on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at First Assembly of God, 133 Junction Road, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804 at 11am.