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Lives Lived: Jack Ingvardsen

Elwood “Jack” Ingvardsen of Penn Valley died March 3 in Grass Valley. He was 76.

Mr. Ingvardsen was born June 22, 1933, in Eureka. After serving as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Navy, he and his wife, June made their home in Palo Alto and eventually moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

As a plant manager for the semi-conductor production firm ITT, the opportunity to live out of country and move his family to Cascais, Portugal, arrived in 1969. As a bonus to living overseas, family travel was a favorite pastime.



Along with making a life in Portugal, travel to other countries of family roots included Finland and Denmark.

From 1972 until 1999, Mr. Ingvardsen and his wife lived in Los Altos before retiring to Lake Wildwood.




Mr. Ingvardsen is survived by sons David, Eric and Evan; daughter-in-laws Velma and Kerry; grandchildren Dana, Sara, Jack Anders, Jeanette, Vickie, and Christine; great-grandchildren Noah, Dominic, Braden, Bella, and Ava; and brother, Dale Ingvardsen and his wife Margaret of Citrus Heights.

He was predeceased by his wife, June, who passed in 2005 after a 52-year marriage.

Donations in Mr. Ingvardsen’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army.


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