Solveig F. (Nedrehagen) Bendiksen, 96, formerly of Acushnet, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Royal of Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Johan F. Bendiksen.
Born in Stavanger, Norway, daughter of the late Martin and Margit (Pedersen) Nedrehagen, she came to New Bedford in 1948 and settled in Acushnet in 1969. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairhaven where she had been choir director and accompanist for several choirs.
Solveig was a handwork teacher in Norway and was the activities director at Fair Havens Rest Home in Middleboro for 22 years. She studied classical piano in Norway and was an expert knitter and NFL football fan.
She is survived by a son, Leonard F. Bendiksen and his wife Marcia of Harrisburg, PA; three daughters, Beverly Bendiksen of Pittsburg, PA, Svanhild Zipoli of Rochester and Mayfrid Paul and her husband David of Acushnet; a brother, Kjell Nedrehagen and his wife Gunvor of Forsand, Norway; two sisters, Aud Nedrehagen and Halldis Jenssen and her husband Olav all of Randaberg, Norway; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Norway. She was the mother in law of the late Thomas Zipoli and sister of the late Dag and Malfried Nedrehagen.
Her funeral service will be Monday, March 11, 2019, at 10:00AM, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple PL., Fairhaven, followed by interment in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. Calling hours are omitted.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
MAR 11. 10:00 AM (EDT)
Trinity Lutheran Church
16 Temple Pl.
Fairhaven, MA, 02719