Norberg, Sixten "Swede" R. A resident of the South Bay for over 55 years, Swede passed away quietly at home at the age of 93 on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. Born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1914, he emigrated with his family to Seattle, WA in 1917. During WWII, he served as a Navy Seabee stationed in the Pacific Islands. After the war, he attended a weekend Eagles convention in Aberdeen, WA and stayed for 5 years. It was here that he met the love of his life, Olive "Babe" Sutlovich. Babe and Swede were married in 1950 and moved to California to raise a family. Swede loved family gatherings, golf, sports, trips to casinos, his mountain home, his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Olive Norberg, daughter, Nancy (Gilbert) Orabuena, son, David (Diane) Norberg, grandchildren, Christy (Richard) Cimmento, Bryan Orabuena, and Jason (Alicia) Orabuena, and brother, Bert Norberg and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 5-7 P.M. A funeral Mass will be held at St. James Church on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. we are very sorry to have learned of Swedes’ passing but are so priveledged to have known such a wonderful man. He will be forever in our memories as Daves’ superdad. Our thoughts are with you love Scott and Jen

  2. Sorry to hear of Swedes passing, I will never forget the memories of good times I have had with him and with the family.

  3. May Uncle Swede rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you all. We are remembering the great times with all of you. The funny jokes Uncle Swede and Auntie Babe told and we laughed& laughed. Especially the one Auntie Babe told about Uncle Swede going golfing with his friends. Thank you Nancy and David for bringing your Mom and Dad to Washington. It was so nice of you and we really enjoyed their visits. Your Mom and Dad are so proud of all your family. You are a loving and caring family.

  4. Dear Olive, My deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved “Swede.” I remember you spoke of him many times during the years we worked together at the Torrance School District. Mary and I send our love to you and your family. Paul Barstow

  5. Thank you so much for sharing all of the wonderful pictures of Uncle Swede and family. It was truly a joy to revisit those memories. It also put a smile on my face during this sorrowful time. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  6. David ,Nancy & family, Our hearts feel for your loss of Uncle Swede, He was very Special Man. Thank you and Brian for taking the time to bring them to Washington. Aunt Babe and Uncle Swede this is how we will remember them Always together 🙂 Steve & Joyce Peterson

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