|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1933|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2013|
Otter Tail County
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 2 years at country school at Rothsay and Battle Lake. The Battle Lake Country School is currently 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 was united in marriage with Russell Bjorklund at United Lutheran Church, currently Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed by 5 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 January 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.
Evelyn passed away on July 5, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Henning, Minnesota at 80 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; husband, Russell; brother, Elmer Thorson; brother-in-law, Marlow Bjorkland and grandson-in-law, Scott Springer.
Evelyn is survived by her 5 children: Rodney Bjorklund of Henning; Roxane (Darrell) Malland of Cyrus; Rance Bjorklund of Henning; Rian Bjorklund of Willmar; Ricky (Alicia) Bjorklund of Lake In The Hills, IL; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Fergus Falls Daily Journal July 9, 2013
Russell Howard Bjorklund (1924 - 2011)
Otter Tail County
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Originally Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Jul 09, 2013
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