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Berit Rolland: 1938-2017


Berit Rolland passed away on April 18 following a short battle with lung cancer. Berit was born on Oct. 27, 1938 in Namsos, Norway to Trygve and Helga Folstad. She was pre-deceased by her husband Kjell Gerhard Rolland.

Berit immigrated from Namsos to the United States at the age of 20 along with her cousin Judith Pedersen Baker. Berit met her husband, Kjell, at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in San Pedro, California. They were married 49 years. They had two daughters, Mona Christin Williams (Keith) and Jill Bente Rolland (Jason Moore), who survive her.

Kjell’s career in the aerospace i...

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