portrait picture for Jakob K. Soyland

Wake:Friday, May 9th, from 5 to 8 PM at Collins Funeral Home.Service:Saturday, May 10, at 10:00 AM at Collins Funeral Home.Interment:Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Contributions:Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856

Jakob K. Soyland


August 18, 1929 ~ May 6, 2014

Jakob K. Soyland, 84, husband of Ellen Soyland of Sandy Hook, formerly of Norwalk passed away suddenly May 6th, 2014 at home.

Jake was born in Norway and served in the Norwegian German Brigade #492 in Germany in 1949. He emigrated to the United States in 1955 and married his wife Ellen at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in Brooklyn NY in 1957. They settled in Norwalk, CT and lived there for 37 years. He was a Master Carpenter and co owner of Scandinavian Carpentry until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ellen, Son Tore and his wife Ellen of Grimstad, Norway, Daughter Marie and Husband Mickey of Clearwater Fl, Son John and wife Leslie of Norwalk, Son Kenneth and wife Susan of Brookfield, Daughter June and husband George of Monroe, Son Steven and Wife Patricia of Southport.  Grandsons Michael, John, Andy, Erik, Alex, Kristopher and Matthew, and granddaughters Jennifer, Tanja, Angelina, Rachel, Nicole and Taylor.  And great grandchildren Ayden and Sophie.

He is predeceased by his parents Lars and Johanne Soyland and Brothers Otto and Leif of Lista, Norway.

Friends may call Friday, May 9th, from 5 to 8 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 10th, at 10:00 AM. Internment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856.

  1. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Marcie Moeller McIntyre

    May 8, 2014
    Marcie (Moeller) McIntyre -
  • John, our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Be well during these trying times.

    Jeff & Kim DeWitt

    May 8, 2014
    Jeff DeWitt -
  • Marie, May the Lord watch over you and family during this difficult time of loss. My love and prayers are with you and your family

    May 8, 2014
    Dawn Curls -
  • June, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings to you all. Heidi Meade

    May 8, 2014
    Heidi Meade -
  • My condolences for your loss. You’re in my thoughts. May he rest in peace.

    May 8, 2014
    Tanja Søyland -
  • Our condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

    May 8, 2014
    Adriana Hayden and Family -
  • June, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you and your family in the palm of His hand in this time of sorrow.
    With sympathy and blessings, Diane and Ray Ganser

    May 9, 2014
    Diane and Ray Ganser -
  • to all the soyland family.our thoughts and prayers are with you all.god bless!!!!mary,peggy and reenie

    May 9, 2014
    reenie pascale -
  • Kjære tante Ellen, Marie, John, Kenneth, June, Steve og alle deres! We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts!
    Solveig med familie.

    May 16, 2014
    Solveig -
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