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Jakob K. Soyland, 84, Former Norwalk Resident

Jakob K. Soyland
Jakob K. Soyland Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

SANDY HOOK, Conn. - Jakob K. Soyland of Sandy Hook, formerly of Norwalk, died May 6. He was 84.

Soyland was born in Norway and served in the Norwegian German Brigade #492 in Germany in 1949. He emigrated to the United States in 1955. He settled in Norwalk with his family and lived there for 37 years. He was a master carpenter and co owner of Scandinavian Carpentry until his retirement.

Soyland is survived by his wife, Ellen; children, Tore (Ellen) of Grimstad, Norway, Marie (Mickey) of Clearwater, Fla., John (Leslie) of Norwalk, Kenneth (Susan) of Brookfield, June (George) of Monroe, Steven (Patricia) of Southport; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Lars and Johanne Soyland; and brothers, Otto and Leif of Lista, Norway.

Calling hours are Friday, May 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home , 92 East Ave., Norwalk. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Ave., Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwalk Hospital Foundation , 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856.

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