Oscar Kvamme

Longtime Fife resident Oscar Kvamme died Oct. 1. He was 97. Born July 30, 1905 in Bergen, Norway, he came to the Puget Sound area in 1923.

He is survived by his children, Ione Grubert of Spanaway, Amelia Kvamme of Spokane, Carol Huntington and Dean Kvamme of Milton, Leigh Kennedy of Federal Way and Arleen Iverson of Eatonville; a sister, Ragnhild Ronhovde of Norway; a brother, Ole Kvamme; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, on March 1, 2002, and by two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Tacoma.