Sven A. Oierud, 59, of East Windsor, CT, husband to Robin (Kicklighter), and formerly of South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 16, 2020. He was born January 28, 1961 in Norway to Reidunn (Lande) Henriksen and the late Kjell Age Oierud. Sven served in the Royal Norwegian Navy for 2 years. He ventured to the United States to become a pilot at age 21 where he met his wife Robin. He was employed as a corporate pilot at United Technologies.
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Surviving from Norway are stepfather, Arne Henriksen; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Oierud and Einar Strumse; brother and partner, Per Oierud and Julie Rismoen; nephew, Kristian Johnson and Maja Nielson Oierud and their children Aurora and Milla; nephew, Kjell-Magne and Gunnfrid Ljones Oierud and their children Askil and Siren; nephew, Stian Oierud and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Surviving from South Carolina mother-in-law, Francein Scott; father-in-law, Derrell (Debby) Kicklighter; sister-in-laws, Kathy (Clayton) Mauldin, Michelle (Scott) Thompson and Rebecca Kicklighter; nieces Caitlyn Bledsoe, Hannah Kicklighter; nephews, Brandon (Landon) Thompson, Nathan Thompson, Eli Kicklighter; and many special friends. Sven was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Gene Kicklighter.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in South Carolina. The Bassinger & Dowd Funeral has been entrusted with his care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sven’s memory to Tun-nel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306. The Tunnel to Towers Foun-dation builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured veterans and first re-sponders. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com