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Bert W. Bjorklund, 87

Bert W. Bjorklund, age 87, of Buffalo, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Park View Care Center.

He was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Waverly, the son of Bert and Ruth Snare Bjorklund Sr.

Bert graduated from Buffalo High School in 1944.

He was joined in holy marriage to Evelyn M. Lundeen May 4, 1948, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Following his marriage, Bert engaged in farming east of Buffalo, and eventually became employed at Coast-to-Coast for nearly 20 years. He was also formerly employed at Trueman-Welters Inc., The Peterson Chapel, and Culver’s; and was a longtime school bus driver for School District 877.

Bert enjoyed yard work and keeping up his car and pickup. He was fond of music, singing in the church choir for 60 years; and he also enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

He was a faithful, lifelong member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Bjorklund; children: Lora (Gordon) Kottke of Albertville, Joel (Sue) Bjorklund of Buffalo, Kent (Pam) Bjorklund of St. Michael, and Dale (Lisa) Bjorklund of Buffalo; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great, great-grandchild; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lynn Cara Bjorklund in 1958; and by a brother, Marshall.

Funeral services took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo with Pastor Carl L. Taylor officiating. Private interment followed at Swedish Mission Cemetery.

There was visitation beginning at 9 a.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service.

Casket bearers were Adam Bjorklund, Jacob Bjorklund, Nate Dahlheimer, Travis Dahlheimer, Andrew Bjorklund, Jared Bjorklund, Aaron DeMarais, and Matt Spike.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.