Joel A. Bjorgaard
Joel A. Bjorgaard, 82, of Park Rapids, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at his home in Park Rapids. He was born May 6, 1926 at Argyle, the son of Henry and Ellie (Bengston) Bjorgaard. He grew up and attended country school and then attended Argyle H...
Joel A. Bjorgaard, 82, of Park Rapids, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at his home in Park Rapids.
He was born May 6, 1926 at Argyle, the son of Henry and Ellie (Bengston) Bjorgaard. He grew up and attended country school and then attended Argyle High School where he graduated in 1944.
He entered the U.S. Army in November 1945 and later served in Europe with the occupation forces. He was honorably discharged as a corporal in November 1946.
He married Marion Lindstrom. They lived and raised their family at Warren.
He owned and operated Joel's Tire Service for 29 years in Warren, a business he started in 1949. He married Kay B. Drews in 1972 in Blaine.
For 10 years he was manager for Al's Tire Service in Minneapolis. In 1977 the couple moved to Nevis on Lake Belle Taine. Joel worked in Nevis at the Northwoods States Box Factory for 10 years before his retirement.
He was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis. He was a member of the Warren American Legion for 53 years.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Wayne (Pat) Bjorgaard of Oconomowac, WI, Marilyn (Dennis) Kliner of Lakeville, Mary (Steve) Pearson of Danbury, WI and Marcia Charboneau of Alaska; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (Ed) Hansen of Tampa, FL and Darlene (Ralph) Solum of Brainerd; three brothers, Donald (Pauline) Bjorgaard of New Folden, Ralph Bjorgaard of Hackensack and James (Patricia) Bjorgaard of Warren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Howard and Duane.
Visitation: One hour prior to funeral service at Bethany Lutheran Church.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis. Pastor A.J. Kluver will be the officiant.
Internment: Lakeview Cemetery in Nevis, following cremation.
Military Honors will be by the Otto Hendrickson American Legion Post 212 Honor Guard Team of Park Rapids.