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Retail executive

Oistein Torulf Softeland, Norwegian retail executive.

Background

Softeland, Oistein Torulf was born on August 29, 1913 in Bergen, Norway. Arrived in United States, 48, naturalized, 49. Son of John Johnson and Nelly Malene (Nordbotten) Softeland.

Education

Graduate, Bergens Fagskole Technology School, 1931. Graduate, Ant. Johannesens College Business, Bergen, 1936.

Career

Proprietor, manager retail & wholesale stores, Bergen, 1936—1938. Proprietor farm Henne, Norway, 1938—1940, Rossoy, Tjotta, Norway, 1940—1946. Consultant disabled people Sophus Minde, Oslo, 1946—1948.

Various works Paul Paulsen Construction Company, Salt Lake City, 1948—1951. Mechanic Hill Field Air Force Base, Ogden, 1951—1962. Distbr La Vone Cosmetics, Idaho, 1963—1965, Utah, 1963—1965.

Owner O. T. Softeland Export & Import, Salt Lake City, since 1965. President O.T. Softeland, Mortage and Business Loan Broker, since 1973, Great Salt Lake Enterprises, Inc., 1973—1974, Troldhaugen Senior Citizens Home, Centerville, Utah, since 1977, International Land Management, since 1980.

Membership

Delaware Democratic Convs, Utah, 1962—1983. Election judge Bountiful, 1963—1976, Centerville, 1963—1976. Member Utah State Seante, 1978.

Teacher elders quorum Church Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Bountiful, 1974—1977. Member Utah State Coalition Senior Citizens, since 1976. Member of Sons Norway (public director since 1980, district and international delegate 1982, President of Year award 1977), Utah International Traders Association.

Connections

Married Mary Ella Jordan, December 6, 1949. 1 child Oistein Jordan.

father:
John Johnson Softeland

mother:
Nelly Malene (Nordbotten) Softeland

spouse:
Mary Ella Jordan

child:
Oistein Jordan Softeland