Obit: Ager, Eyvind B. (1900 - 1998)

Surnames: Ager, Blestren, Pederson, Oyen, Derge, Nicolai, Thorson

----Source: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) Tuesday, 11 Aug. 1998

Ager, Eyvind B. (19 Dec. 1900 - 11 Aug. 1998)

Eyvind B. Ager, 97, of 809 Grant St., Chippewa Falls, died suddenly, Tuesday afternoon, August 11, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

He was born December 19, 1900, in Eau Claire to Gurolle (Blestren) and Waldemar T. Ager. He grew up in Eau Claire where he attended school. As a young boy, he worked for his father at the "Reform", a Norwegian newspaper in Eau Claire.

Eyvind married Inga L. Pederson on August 18, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was an organizer for Sons of Norway and sold insurance for them and for the Scandinavian American Fraternity. Following his father's death in 1941, he operated a print shop on Water Street in Eau Claire until 1948, when he joined the W. H. Bady company to Chippewa Falls, and in 1955, relocated with the company to Milwaukee. He retired in December 1965. He and his wife moved back to Chippewa Falls in 1970.

He was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. He has been a member of the fraternal and cultural society Sons of Norway with membership dating back to 1920 in the Eau Claire Lodge. He was also a member of the Norwegian American Historical Association and the Chippewa County Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Inga of Chippewa Falls; Borgny Ager of Chippewa Falls; two sons, Waldemar (Charlotte) Ager of Chetek and Frederik (Mariann) Ager of Arlington, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Beatrice Meyer of Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Gudrun Bergh of Eau Claire and Solveig (Dr. John) Best of Chetek; a brother, Roald S. Ager of Cumberland; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roald A. Ager in 1969; three sisters, Valborg Oyen, Borghild Derge and Hildur Nicolai; and two brothers, Trygve Ager and Magne Ager.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Donald C. Thorson officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or to the Waldemar Ager Association.



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