Obituary: Finn Wettergreen, 67, Rowayton man worked in tanker business, real estate
Finn Wettergreen, a Norway native who worked in the international tanker business before becoming a Darien and Rowayton Realtor, died Saturday, March 24, at his home in Rowayton. Mr. Wettergreen, 67, was the husband of Terry Wettergreen.
Mr. Wettergreen was born in Oslo, Norway, on June 10, 1944, to Frederik Wettergreen and Hjordis "Vesla" Amundsen. During his early years Mr. Wettergreen attended schools in Oslo and then immigrated to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student while his mother was working in Michigan. He graduated from Midland High School in Michigan in 1962. Afterward, he attended the University of Delaware and then returned to Oslo to complete a business degree at Handels Gymnasium in 1966.
Mr. Wettergreen was in the international tanker business for more 35 years, first working at Stolt Nielsen Ltd. in New York (where he met his wife, Terry, on the 64th floor of the Chrysler Building) and then at Stolt's offices in Connecticut. He also worked at MT Maritime Management Group in their Singapore and Westport offices. His work in shipping also took him to posts in Copenhagen and Manila.
Later in his career, Finn worked in real estate, focusing on the Rowayton and Darien markets.
Mr. Wettergreen was a citizen of the world, his family said, traveling across the globe for both work and pleasure, from South America to Asia to Europe. Some of his favorite family adventures included an elephant safari in Thailand, the Taj Mahal, the windmills of La Mancha near Toledo, Spain, the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain, the sacred monkey forest in Bali, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon; and so many more favorites.
Mr. and Mrs. Wettergreen have been members of Roton Point Club for over 20 years, enjoying tennis, swimming, family barbecues, club social events, and relaxing by the Sound. He was also a member of Ishoda Yacht Club. His passions included photography, with his favorite subjects being sunrises, sunsets, birds and flowers; fast boats and even faster cars; playing golf with the guys; and summer vacations at the shore in Avalon, N.J.
Besides his wife, Mr. Wettergreen is survived by his daughter, Sonja Wettergreen; sisters-in-law, Tina Horne and Mary Lou Lindegren Perkins; brothers-in-law, Fred Horne and Brad Perkins; nieces, Melissa and Megan Horne and Emily and Abby Perkins; and mother-in-law Ruth Lindegren.
There will be a celebration of his life at the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave., on Saturday, March 31, at noon. Family members from across the country are coming to join in this celebration.
Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021-6094; Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT; or to Caring Bridge at caringbridge.org/donate or by post to: Caring Bridge, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632.