Berit Osnes

Sep 8, 2016 – Nov 27, 2016

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Berit Osnes

September 8,2016 to November 27,2016  

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother Berit Osnes. She is survived by her husband Norvald, with which she just celebrated her sixty-first wedding anniversary, her children Larry Osnes and Debra Greeny, her son-in-law, John Greeny and grandsons, Erik and Mark Greeny. In 1952, at the age of seventeen, Berit Olsen immigrated from Kopervik, Norway to Seattle, Washington after stops in New York City, Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin. It is in Seattle that Berit met Norvald Osnes, who was from Torvastad, Norway, a town on the same small island named Karmoy. They were married on November 23, 1955.  Berit was a proud Norwegian, who loved reading about the Vikings and other Norwegian history.  She was an avid Soccer fan and her favorite player was Norwegian left back John Arne Riise. As per her wishes there will be no memorial and in lieu of flowers the family asks that people make a donation in her honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or similar charity.rity Children's Diabetes Foundation or similar charity.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."- John 3:16

R.I.P. Mom, we love you and miss you already. See you in Heaven.



Barbara Jostol Fanger
Shoreline, Wa
Dec 4, 2016

I am saddened to learn of Berit's passing. I have known Norvald since he first arrived in Seattle, and Berit since they met and married. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family and special love to Norvald.


John and Lori Vaaga
Bothell, WA
Dec 4, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to your family in your time of loss. May your memories give you comfort and may the hope of a joyous reunion give you peace!

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

God bless,

John and Lori Vaaga

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