Glen Bjorklund, 96Glen Homer Bjorklund, 96, of Red Wing, died Sunday, May 27, at his home at Potter Ridge.
Glen Homer Bjorklund, 96, of Red Wing, died Sunday, May 27, at his home at Potter Ridge.
He was born on May 6, 1916, in Minneapolis, to Carl and Cornelia (Noleen) Bjorklund. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1934 and then served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946. Following his discharge, he attended Dunwoody Institute. On Oct. 18, 1947, he married Marian Swanson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. They lived on the Swanson farm in Welch Township, and he worked for many years at Pine Bend Refinery, retiring in 1979.
He was a lifelong member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and was also a member of the Golden Ks.
He is survived by his wife, Marian of Red Wing; four children, Becky (Bill) Buchanan of Augusta, Ga., Sandy (Steve) Anderson of Golden Valley, Leanne (Reg) Sikkink of Lake City, and Duke (Kathy) Bjorklund of Welch; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Bjorklund of Red Wing.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Roland; one sister, Hazel Anderson; and one granddaughter, Tara Anderson.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church of Welch with Rev. Gary Langness officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and at the church for 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to the church, Faith in Action, Potter Ridge, Fairview Red Wing Hospice or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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