Sigrun and Jakob Stette were both born and lived in
Spjelkavik, Sunnmøre where we married in 1955. We have two sons, Jon
Børge and Frode.
During Jakob's study in Trondheim at the University NTH (NTNU) 1954-1960
Sigrun worked as a Model designer at the Spjelkavik Shoe Factory in
Spjelkavik. After high school Sigrun graduated in Dressmaking and Tailoring
at the Ålesund Vocational School and thereafter studied at the National
College of Art and Design and completed courses in interior Architecture.
Jakob was employed as Electronics and Telecommunications engineer at
Siemens in Oslo January 1961, first with specialist training at Siemens
in Berlin and Munich until autumn 1962. Sigrun and our son Jon Børge
lived with Jakob in Berlin. After returning from Germany to Norway in
1962 we moved into a new Siemens apartment in Seljeholtet in Bærum outside
Oslo, where we lived until we moved into our own house at Bølersvingen10,
Oslo in 1967. With leave of absence from Siemens, Jakob worked as an
expatriate for NORAD (Norwegian Agency for international Development)
on the PANAFTEL project in Kenya in the period 1977-1981. Our son Frode
came with us to Kenya. Sigrun was engaged in starting up a sewing facility
in Ngong outside Nairobi, training natives in making women's clothing.
We lived in a rented house with a nice garden in Loresho Crescent in
the suburb of Nairobi. Our son Frode completed International School
in Nairobi and later on when we left Nairobi he graduated in Computer
Science and subsequently in Business and Administration at the California
State University Long Beach. Frode married Anne in 1994. He is now employed
at the Norwegian Directorate of Health here in Oslo. During our stay
in Nairobi Jon Børge was at home in Norway and studied Structural engineering
and Building technology at the University NTH (NTNU) in Trondheim. Jon
Børge married Ellen in 1979. He is employed at Dr.techn. Olav Olsen
AS in Bærum. After completing the NORAD mission in 1981, we moved from
Kenya back to our house in Bølersvingen10 in Oslo, and Jakob resumed
his work at Siemens. Our house in Bølersvingen10 was sold November 2001,
and we moved into a new apartment in Svingen10C at Ekebergskrenten in
Oslo November 19, 2001. Photos from here are shown elsewhere on my Home
Page "Hjemmeside". See the Menu links "Tidligere bosted" and "Nåværende
Every summer, 6 months we enjoy staying at our summerhouse in Fjällbacka Sweden, See the link "Sommersted"
2012-Family Photo from our Summerhouse in Fjällbacka
Our son Frode is seen second from the right and our son Jon Børge fourth from the right. Our daughter in law Anne is seen second from the left and Ellen first from the right. Our grandchildren Sara to the right of her mother Anne and Maria to the left of her father Frode. Sondre and Siri are sitting to the left of their father Jon Børge. Sigrun is seen to the left of Anne.