Solveig Ager Best, 94, of Chetek, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek.
She was born on June 4, 1909, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Waldemar and Gurolle Blestren Ager, and lived most of her married life in Indianapolis, Ind. In 1975 she and her husband, John W. Best Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Butler University, retired in Chetek.
She was a graduate of the Eau Claire State Teachers' College and had been a teacher in the public schools in Chetek, Medford, and Madison. She also taught at the Orchard Country Day Private School in Indianapolis, Ind. Her activities included membership in various philanthropic, civic and service organizations, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Civic Ballet Society, Propylaeum Club, Good Will Guild Auxiliary, Clowes Hall Symphony Women's Club, Butler University Women's Council, the Sigma Chi Mothers Club and the Wisconsin Alumni Club of Indianapolis.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Dr. John W. Best of Barron; her son and daughter-in-law, John W. Best, Jr. and Carol Best of Reston, Va.; three grandsons Kipley, Darben and Tarken Best of Denver, Colo.; and a granddaughter, Kyndra Best of Philadelphia, Pa. She is also survived by one brother, Roald S. Ager, of Cumberland; one sister, Gudren Ager Bergh, of Eau Claire; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Valborg Oyen, Hildur Nicolai and Borghild Derge; and three brothers, Eyvind Ager, Trygve Ager and Magne Ager.
Private services will be held at a future date to be announced. Burial will be at the Waldemar Ager plot, Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire.
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John W. Best
1909–2009 (m. 1935)
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