Sven "Swede" Rudolph Waldemar Ljunggren, 85, of North Branford died September 22, 2007. He was the loving husband of 60 years to Harriet Olson Ljunggren. Born in Vaxjo, Sweden on August 9, 1922 to the late Hilding and Selma Ljunggren. Sven was very proud of his time served as an Aviation Machinist Mate in the US Navy during WWII. He later worked for Avco Lycoming in experimental engineering as Senior Test Technician. He was a long time member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, Vasa Order of America in New Haven, and Masonic order Annawon Lodge of West Haven. Besides the love of his life, Sven leaves his children, Sue Ljunggren Clarke and her husband J. Thomas of Greenville, SC, and Paul W. Ljunggren and his wife Barbara of North Haven. Grandchildren Wendy Clarke Pfrenger and her husband Andrew, Daniel and Katherine Clarke, and Christian and Jillian Ljunggren. Great-grandchildren Gwendolyn and Elsa Pfrenger. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St Ronan St. New Haven. BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden in care of arrangments. Memorial contributions in Sven's name may be sent to Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St Ronan St, New Haven, CT 06511 OR the Vasa District Lodge #1 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 616, North Haven, CT 06473.

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  1. Dear Folks, It was my privilege to work with Sven and to have him as a member of my department. He was a gentleman among gentlemen. His work ethic was unsurpassed. He brought his common sense and experience to every task, and we engineers valued his assessment of a problem. It was my pleasure to know him and be called his friend. Charles Luchun, former Manager of Test Engineering at AVCO

  2. Det ar med stor sorg och saknad, vi har mottagit beskedet om Svens bortgång. Vi minns honom som en glad, trevlig, kunnig och omtanksam person. Det var alltid stor gladje och fest nar Sven och Harriet halsade på oss och nar vi var hos dem. Han hade en stor del av sitt hjarta kvar i Sverige. Kusinerna Folke, Lars & Birgit, Gun och Torsten sander sina halsningar.

  3. Harriet, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Sven. As Master of Annawon last year, I remember talking on the phone with Sven and you briefly and how proud a man he was. All of us at Annawon will miss him and we will have our own Memorial Service for our departed Brother tonight at Lodge and will drape the alter in black in his honor. We will always be here for you. If you need anything call the Master whose number you will find in the Compass. Sincerely, Bob Gundersen

  4. I was so sorry to read of Sven’s passing. He was always so friendly and would gladly lend a helping hand any time you needed it. I will always remeber his kind and gentle way. May the love of the Lord bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We wish we weren’t so far away, but please know we are thinking of you.

  6. Paul, Barbara and Family – Peter and I were so surprised and shocked to hear of your father’s passing. May God Bless you and be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. We were sorry to read of Sven’s passing. We will remember his warmth and friendliness and dedication to Bethesda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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