Ingebjørg Gursli


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Ingebjørg Gursli

Ingebjørg Gursli. Born July 25, 1930 went to be with the Lord Jesus and her eldest son Gordon Gursli March 11, 2023 at the age of 92.

Ingebjørg known by her family in Norway as (Lull) was born in her hometown of Røldal Norway, in a modest hillside home. she was the eldest of seven children.

She grew up in the beautiful mountain community in the west part of Norway with many fond memories even during the German occupation of WWII when it was a time of uncertainty and rationing.

Upon graduating from school and being confirmed in the local Stave Church (Dating back to 1100 Ca.) Ingebjorg at the age of 13 to 14 left home to work with Goat herds, on a farm in a nearby valley (Valdalen) for a year.

At the age of 17 – she left home again and joining her sister Gerd in Olso where they took on maid /assistant jobs, Ingebjørg for a famous artist, Agnes Hiorth painter of Haakon Vii the King of Norway, which was unveiled in 1948, and currently hangs in the Oslo City Hall.

Both her sister Gerd and Ingebjørg enjoyed their time together at dances, and both eventually moving to Odda, near their home in Røldal to work, here they met their future husbands. The couples spent time together, before Ingebjørg immigrated to Canada in 1952 with Her lifelong love Reidar, Reidar traveling first in April 1952 and then Ingebjørg arriving August 29th, upon which they were immediately married the following day, 30th of August. Marriage of 70+ years. Ingebjorg (Also known as (Inga) remained with her husband in Vancouver BC 8 years before seeking opportunities in Seattle WA in spring of 1960 settling in Seattle first and then moving to Edmonds WA. In 1962. Where they built a home and raised their family. Ingebjørg was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and a true friend to many, known for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Loved by all in Norway and her adopted family here in the Pacific Northwest.

Surviving are her husband, Reidar; sons Roy Gursli, and wife Debbie E Gursli, Ted Allen Gursli; Grand children Erika N Gursli, Justin Gursli and wife Angie Gursli, and Kristian G Gursli; Great Grandchildren – Taylor Gursli Pichler, Preston, Carolyn, Adelyn, and Celia Gursli; Sisters – Gerd Schaatun Aslaug Solbakken, and Brother Oddbjørn Lynghammar.

She was preceded in death by son Gordon Gursli, Brother Gunnar Lynghammer, Toralf Lynghammer, and sister Borghild Lynghammer.

Celebration of life to be Held.
Thursday March 30th, 2023, at 2:00 PM
Maple Park Lutheran Church
17620 60th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98037

In Lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association

3 Responses to “Ingebjørg Gursli”

  • Margaret Lee says:

    Inga was a tough but kind woman who had a fierce love for her family. She was one of a kind with a warm light full of love. Soar with the angels Inga.

  • Kathy Thiessen says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Inga after my granddaughter, Taylor Gursli Pichler was born I got to know her family and watched it grow with so many beautiful great grandchildren. I very quickly got to know Inga and absolutely fell in love with her from the beginning. We became good friends and I enjoyed each and everyone of her visits, I will miss them dearly. She was a very special lady, and I know was loved by all that knew her. I will miss you very much Inga and I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing you. Thank you so much for being my friend. 💜 Kathy T.

  • Oddbjørn Lynghamnar Røldal says:

    Som yngste bror av Lull (Inga) har ho alltid vore der i livet mitt.
    Medan eg har levd i vår fødebygd Røldal og ho har levd livet på andre sida av Atlanterhavet i Seattle.
    Sist me var saman var i 2016 då me var på besøk i Vista Place.
    Det er trist å tenka på at vi aldri skal treffes att.
    Våre og mine tankar går til Reidar, Roy og Ted og alle nære i familien.
    Vi lyser fred over Lull sitt minne.


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