28 March 2010

Funeral of Erik F. Lorentzen

Shipowner Erik Finn Lorentzen, elder brother of Erling S. Lorentzen, died at Madserudhjemmet (a nursery home) in Oslo on 18 March 2010. He left behind his wife Eva, sons Jan (Lynnée) and Sverre (Lillian) and grandchildren Christian, Kim and Nina.*

The funeral took place at Vestre gravlund (cemetery), Nye Kapell (New Chapel), on Friday 26 March 2010. According to information I have received privately, Erling S. Lorentzen and his wife Princess Ragnhild Mrs. Lorentzen were not present. It could be that the flight from Brazil is too long and tiring for the elderly couple.

Erik Finn Lorentzen was born at Søndre Huseby in Aker municipality (today a part of Oslo) on 21 March 1921 as the fifth child of shipowner Øivind Lorentzen and Ragna Nielsen. Lorentzen's villa was situated in a street which at the time was still unnamed, but the address is today known as Husebyveien 6 and is owned by Erling Lorentzen.

Erik F. Lorentzen served as a pilot during WW2 in Canada, United Kingdom and Africa. He studied to become a textile engineer and was in charge of Kunstsilkefabrikken ("The Rayon Factory") at Notodden until 1962. He was also the managing director of the family shipping company Øivind Lorentzen Rederi and of Øivind Lorentzen Sobral AS. In addition he was among others Vice President (1987-91) and President (1991-93) of Redningsselskapet (The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue).

  • Death announcement in Aftenposten 22 March 2010 No. 113, Kultur (Culture) section, p. 13 and Aftenposten 24 March 2010 No. 116, Kultur (Culture) section, p. 14.
  • Obituary in Aftenposten 24 March 2010 No. 116, Kultur (Culture) section, p. 13.
  • Store Norske Leksikon
  • Wikipedia
  • Information from Oslo Byarkiv (Oslo Municipal Archives).
* Correction and postscript Tuesday 31 January 2017: Erik and Eva also had the son Knut Erik Lorentzen, b. 7 May 1955, who died by drowning on 20 September 1981, cf. the death announcements in Aftenposten 23 September 1981 No. 438 p. 27 and Aftenposten 25 September 1981 No. 442 p. 11. Knut Erik is buried at Vestre gravlund (cemetery), Oslo, together with his father. [Eva Morgenstierne Lorentzen, née von Munthe af Morgenstierne, b. Vestre Aker 23 September 1921, died on 22 January 2017, cf. the death announcment in Aftenposten 26 January 2017 No. 26 p. 41.]

Updated Monday 29 March 2010 at 11.00, last time on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 00.10.

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