Evelyn Bjorklund, 80, of Henning

Published 10:06am Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Updated 12:26pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Evelyn Bjorklund, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Henning.0709.obit.Bjorklund

Evelyn Corene Thorson was born on February 22, 1933 at home in Folden Township. Her parents were Palmer and Perna (Harris) Thorson.

Evelyn graduated from the Henning High School with the class of 1952.

She continued her education with Fergus Falls Teachers Training and Moorhead State College. Evelyn taught for two years at country school at Rothsay and Battle Lake.

The Battle Lake Country School is on display at the Dalton Thresherman’s Show. Her parents died when she was a child and she was raised by her aunt and uncle Melvin and Lula Thorson.

On March 25, 1956, Evelyn married Russell Bjorklund at United Lutheran Church, now known as Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning. Their marriage was blessed by five children.

Together Evelyn and Russell farmed and raised their family in rural Henning.

In their later years, they enjoyed spending 14 winters in Arizona.

Russell passed away on Jan. 28, 2011.

Evelyn enjoyed attending threshing events, especially Western Minnesota Steam Threshing Reunion at Rollag where she was a member for the past two years and attended with her family since it began in the 1950s.

She also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family. She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary in Henning and Deer Creek.

Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; husband, Russell; a brother, Elmer Thorson; a brother-in-law, Marlow Bjorkland; and grandson-in-law, Scott Springer.

Evelyn is survived by her five children, Rodney Bjorklund of Henning, Roxane (Darrell) Malland of Cyrus, Rance Bjorklund of Henning, Rian Bjorklund of Wilmar and Ricky (Alicia) Bjorklund of Lake In The Hills, Ill.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many other relatives; and a host of friends.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Henning

Clergy: Rev. Roger Johnson

Burial: Good Shepherd Cemetery, Henning

Funeral Home: Belmont Funeral Home, Henning


Condolences: belmontfuneral.com

Editor's Picks

School bond vote meeting moved indoors at KSS

Tonight’s public informational meeting on next month’s bond referendum has been moved from the Kennedy Secondary School football field to the school’s auditorium due to ... Read more

GOP candidate for governor visiting FF Friday

GOP Gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers will be at City Bakery in Fergus Falls from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday for a meet-and-greet. Zellers served as ... Read more

Screen-Free Week planned May 5-11

Time to turn off the TV, put away the iPad and close your laptop for the annual Screen-Free Week, May 5-11. PartnerSHIP 4 Health will ... Read more

FF named Tree City for 36th year [UPDATED]

Fergus Falls was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The ... Read more