GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Monday, August 30, 2004

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Trygve Merle 'Trig' Kvande

 

POLSON -- Trygve "Trig" Merle Kvande, 85, of Polson, an electrician and businessowner for 40 years in Havre, died of natural causes Saturday at his home.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. His funeral is 10 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Havre, with burial to follow at the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Grogan Funeral Home in Polson and Holland-Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.

Trig is survived by his wife, Tracy, of Polson, a son, Duane A. Kvande of Longview, Wash., (who is serving in Kuwait with the Army National Guard); daughters Sally Chvilicek and her husband, David, of Havre, and Paddy Damschen and husband Barry of Helena; a son-in-law, Jack McCracken, of Port Orchard, Wash.; brothers Selmer of Grand Forks, N.D., and Clarence of Great Falls; sisters, Verna Nelson of Dalton, Minn., Helen Smith of Port Orchard, Bernice Eid of Columbia Falls and Florence Westerso of Great Falls; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Trig was born on May 2, 1919, in Alamo, N.D., to Gunnar and Mathilda (Sandaker) Kvande. He attended school in Alamo. and graduated from Alamo High School. He moved to Bremerton, Wash., and worked as an instrument maker in the shipyard during World War II.

Trig married Theresa "Tracy" Smith in Bremerton, Wash., on Jan. 31, 1944.

He attended school in Washington, D.C., for nine months. After his schooling they moved to Havre, Mont., in 1948. He owned and operated "Trig's Electric Supply", an automotive wholesale and electrical contracting company in Havre for 40 years. He was a master electrician and held the #5 license for Montana Electrical Contractors. Trig was very proud of his profession and truly loved his work.

Trig and Tracy moved to Polson in 1988 where he semi-retired. He served as Governor of the Montana Electrical Contracting Association. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, Eagles, Elks and the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Trig was also an active member in the Girl Scout Program and was the past president of the Havre and Polson Sons of Norway.

Trig enjoyed pack trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, snow skiing as well as being a private pilot. He was proceeded in death by his parents, daughters Joyce Kvande and Nancy McCracken; brothers Gordon, Herman, Alvin and Earling; and a sister, Malinda Anderson.

Memorials may be sent to Sons of Norway, P.O. Box 273, Big Arm, MT 59910.

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THE MISSOULIAN Monday, August 30, 2004

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Trygve 'Trig' Merle Kvande

POLSON - Trygve "Trig" Merle Kvande, 85, of Polson, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, from natural causes.
Trig was born on May 2, 1919, in Alamo, N.D., to Gunnar and Mathilda (Sandaker) Kvande. He attended school in Alamo and graduated from Alamo High School. He moved to Bremerton, Wash., and worked as an instrument maker in the shipyard during World War II.
Trig married Theresa "Tracy" Smith in Bremerton on Jan. 31, 1944.
Trig attended school in Washington, D.C., for nine months. In 1948, after his schooling, he and his wife moved to Havre.
He owned and operated Trigs Electric Supply, an automotive wholesale and electrical contracting company in Havre, for 40 years. He was a master electrician and held the No. 5 license for Montana electrical contractors. Trig was very proud of his profession and truly loved his work.
Trig and Tracy moved to Polson in 1988 where he semi-retired.
He served as governor of the Montana Electrical Contracting Association. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, Eagles, Elks and the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Trig was also an active member in the Girl Scout program and was the past president of the Havre and Polson Sons of Norway.
Trig enjoyed pack trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, snow skiing, as well as being a private pilot.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters Joyce Kvande and Nancy McCracken, brothers Gordon, Herman, Alvin and Earling, and sister Malinda Anderson.
Trig is survived by his wife Tracy of Polson; son Duane A. Kvande of Longview, Wash. (currently serving in Kuwait with the Army National Guard); two daughters, Sally Chvilicek and her husband David of Havre and Paddy Damschen and husband Barry of Helena; son-in-law Jack McCracken of Port Orchard, Wash.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Selmer of Grand Forks, N.D., and Clarence of Great Falls; four sisters, Verna Nelson of Dalton, Minn., Helen Smith of Port Orchard, Bernice Eid of Columbia Falls and Florence Westerso of Great Falls.
Friends may call and visit with the family on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grogan Funeral Home, Polson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home, Polson, and Holland-Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.
Memorials may be sent to Sons of Norway, P.O. Box 273, Big Arm, MT 59910.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Tuesday, August 31, 2004

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TRYGVE KVANDE


Kvande

Trygve "Trig" Merle Kvande, 85, of Polson died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, from natural causes.

Friends may call and visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Havre, with burial to follow at the Highland Cemetery.

Trig was born on May 2, 1919, in Alamo, N.D., to Gunnar and Mathilda (Sandaker) Kvande. He attended school in Alamo, N.D. and graduated from Alamo High School. He moved to Bremerton, Wash., and worked as an instrument maker in the shipyard during World War II.

Trig married Theresa "Tracy" Smith in Bremerton, Wash., on Jan. 31, 1944. Trig attended school in Washington, D.C., for nine months. After his schooling, they moved to Havre in 1948. He owned and operated Trigs Electric Supply, an automotive wholesale and electrical contracting company in Havre for 40 years. He was a master electrician and held the #5 license for Montana electrical contractors. Trig was very proud of his profession and truly loved his work. Trig and Tracy moved to Polson in 1988 where he semi-retired.

Trig served as governor of the Montana Electrical Contracting Association. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters, Eagles, Elks and the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Trig was also an active member in the Girl Scout program and was the past president of the Havre and Polson Sons of Norway.

Trig enjoyed pack trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, snow skiing and being a private pilot.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, daughters, Joyce Kvande and Nancy McCracken; brothers, Gordon, Herman, Alvin and Earling; and sister, Malinda Anderson.

Survivors include his wife Tracy of Polson; son, Duane A. Kvande of Longview, Wash., and currently serving in Kuwait with the Army National Guard; daughters, Sally (David) Chvilicek of Havre, Paddy (Barry) Damschen of Helena; son-in-law, Jack McCracken of Port Orchard, Wash.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Selmer of Grand Forks, N.D., and Clarence of Great Falls; sisters, Verna Nelson of Dalton, Minn., Helen Smith of Port Orchard, Wash., Bernice Eid of Columbia Falls and Florence Westerso of Great Falls.

Memorials may be sent to Sons of Norway, P.O. Box 273, Big Arm, MT 59910.

Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home in Polson and Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.

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