SAWYER — Sven Eric Oak, age 90, of Bethany Beach, Sawyer, Michigan, died peacefully Monday, February 18, 2019, in his apartment at Crownpoint of Stevensville.
He was born June 22, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Swan Walter and Hildegard (Nordberg) Oak. He married Almeda Mae (Stolberg) Lind October 26, 1974. Almeda preceded him in death July 11, 2017.
Sven will always be remembered for his love for Almeda, and for his quick wit. Sven was a Chicago Fire Department firefighter and a concrete mason, who poured the steps going to Bethany Beach. He served in the US Army, and was also proud to be a Shriner. Over the years he collected hundreds of boxes of soda tabs to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He loved to fish Lake Michigan, and he and Almeda traveled to Florida each winter. The couple had many friends.
Sven is survived by his children: Kristin (Bill) McGregor, Arne Eric (Laura) Oak; his step-children: Beverly (Mark) Nichols, George (Rhonda) Lind; his grandchildren: Will, Elin Rose, Alex, Emily, Sam, Allison (Mark),Tim (Katie), Scott (Sherry), Rebecca (Eric); eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends will gather for a memorial service on a date and at a place and time to be announced. Sven’s remains will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Almeda, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.
The family prefers memorial contributions be made in Sven's memory to Harbert Community Church, Post Office Box 197, Harbert, Michigan 49115.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.