15 agosto , 1932 – 17 mayo , 2021
It is with great sorrow that the family of Jorgen Fidje announce his passing on May 17, 2021 at the age of 88.
He is survived by his wife Ester of 61 years, children, Glenn (Gayla), Gordon, Kenneth, and Anne Marie (Greg)and 7 grandchildren, Cole, Haley Rose, Carson, Jack, Coco, Lukas, and Samuel.
Jorgen was born and raised in Laudal Norway and arrived in the United States in 1956. He moved to Brooklyn and started working as a carpenter, quickly rising to foreman. Jorgen and Ester Fidje were married on June 25, 1960. Jorgen and Ester moved to St. James in 1960 and he started Glen Hill Estates in 1964. Glen Hill Estates built well over 300 high quality custom houses in Long Island plus a cabin in upstate NY and a cabin on an island in Norway. They moved to Jensen Beach, FL in 2000 after Jorgen retired.
For over 60 years, Sons of Norway has been graced with the talents and contributions of Jorgen and Ester Fidje. Whether behind the scenes or behind the podium, each has served to promote Norwegian fraternalism and culture. Jorgen is a Life member of Sons of Norway.
He has served the Sons of Norway faithfully in many capacities since then. Jorgen held positions of Vice President and President of Loyal Lodge and received the President of the Year award in 1971. He served the Long Island Zone as Chairman and Director, and the Third District as Counselor, Vice President and President. He was the Chairman for the Third District Convention in 1994 where Loyal Lodge was the host and served as Co-Chairperson for 4 other conventions. He served as an International Director from 1988 - 1992 as well as 2 years on the Insurance Committee of the International Board. Jorgen has been a delegate for 20 district conventions and 15 International conventions. He has chaired numerous other events including Loyal Lodge's 50th and 60th Anniversaries. He also was the Chairman of the 48th Biennial Convention Ways & Means Committee, served on the Sons of Norway Headquarters Building Committee and received the Leif Erikson Citation Award in 1992. Jorgen and Ester became members of Gulfstream lodge #514 in 2003 after moving to Florida.
He enjoyed playing golf and had a hole in one at the age of 81.
There will be a memorial service at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach, Florida on June 26, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the Sons of Norway Foundation at www.sofn.com or mailed to 1455 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN, 55408.
sábado, 26 junio , 2021
30 junio , 2021
My sincere condolences to Ester and family. It was my privledge to know Jorgen and very much enjoyed time spent with him at our Loyal Lodge functions.
30 junio , 2021
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Jorgen, I have known his family for many years, I spent a couple of years up at Land of the Vikings with his son Gordon as a camper, then as a counselor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, he was a great and kind person and would do anything for you. My prayers go out to Ester and the family - Glenn, Gordon, Kenneth and Anne Marie. RIP Jorgen.
25 junio , 2021
Jorgen Fidje was my friend and mentor. I first began to know and appreciate his assistance during 1995 when I joined Loyal Lodge at St. James, NY. As I grew with Gulfstream Lodge after moving to Florida and becoming more active within a Lodge as Sports Director, Vice President, and President, I could always seek advice and guidance from him. Jorgen's knowledge of our Son's of Norway's traditions and procedures always clarified the way to a proper meeting or event. His presence will be missed.
18 junio , 2021
It was such a pleasure meeting Mr and Mrs Fidge during Glen and Gayla’s engagement and celebrating their wedding together.
The pride and happiness on Mr Fidge’s face in photos through the years is that of a beautiful long life dedicated to family, service to others and to the craft of building special homes where people could raise their own families.
His and Mrs Fidge have led by example with their children and grandchildren how to be an exceptional person and someone people can count on. One of many examples of who the Fidge’s are as people was Glen flying to New York this past January to be with our family at a time of loss. It is something we will never forget.
God bless Mr Fidge and your beautiful family and a full long life well-lived!
Sending you Peace and Love.