Mona Bjerkness, 59, of Thief River FallsPublished 9:37am Friday, May 17, 2013 Updated 11:38am Friday, May 17, 2013
Mona Stephanie Hagen was born on Sept. 8, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Lorena (LaValley) Hagen. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls.
Mona attended schools in Fergus Falls and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1972.
While living in Thief River Falls, Mona worked at Thief River Falls Radio. It was her dream job and she loved going to work.
Mona enjoyed her flower garden, spending time with her kids and grandkids, going to Maple Lake, and the past 24 years with Dave.
Survivors include David Widme of Thief River Falls; three children, Brian Bjerkness of Minot, N.D., Michelle (Tate) Burns of Minot, N.D., and Stephanie (Matthew) Overgaard of Fargo; six grandchildren, Mariah Burns, Isabella, Braxton, and Emma Overgaard, Christopher and Casi Burns; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; a brother, Jerome Hagen; and a sister, Rebecca Hagen.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls
Clergy: Rev. Troy Bates
Funeral Home: Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls