There has been talk about Alexander Dale Oen getting a statesman’s funeral, as did ski jumper Birger Ruud (1911 – 1998) and marathon runner Grete Waitz (1953 – 2011). But then yesterday the Norwegian government decided not to do this, and then the municipality of Ã˜ygarden confirmed that they would like to help as a final gesture to their local hero. The funeral will be from the small church of BlomvÃ¥g in Ã˜ygarden, with seating for only 300 people so they’ll have to make other arrangements also. Date not set yet, see BergensAvisen.
Image of BlomvÃ¥g Kirke courtesy of Bohuslen / Wikimedia Commons