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Roy Edward Bjerknes
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1923
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 2013
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

S/Sgt United States Army Air Force
Nephew of Walter Breuning

Roy Bjerknes was born to Arthur and Ethol Breuning Bjerknes on August 6, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He entered the Army Air Force in May of 1943, completing an astounding 40 combat missions in the South Pacific as a ball turret gunner and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross among other prestigious medals. Soon after the "Big War" as Roy described it, he married Marcella Holley the "Love of his Life".

Circa 1960, Roy purchased Olsvick Garage where he had worked on and off since he was a young boy. Because of a back injury in 1974, Roy and Marcella retired to the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota, where they enjoyed may wonderful years together.

Roy returned to the metro area of Minneapolis in 2010.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marcella Hazel Holley Bjerknes (1924 - 1999)
 
Inscription:
Never a Thought of Prejudice
 
Burial:
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 6-A, Site 930
 
Created by: Chris Horne
Record added: Jul 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114723457
Roy Edward Bjerknes
Added by: ButterflyKisses
 
 
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Thank you for your service.
- ButterflyKisses
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
Rest in heavenly peace and God Bless you. Thank you for serving our country.
- Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
 
 
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