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 Eloise “Sammy” <I>Salmon</I> Bjornstad

Eloise “Sammy” Salmon Bjornstad

Claremont, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Mar 2011 (aged 89)
Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 67518623 · View Source
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Eloise (Sammy) Bjornstad, 89, of Red Wing died Friday, March 25, 2011, unexpectedly while getting her hair done.

She was born on March 5, 1922, in Claremont, MN daughter of Daglin and Susan (Wermerskirchen) Salmon. She graduated from Claremont High School and Red Wing Nursing School. She served in the US Army Nursing Corp during WW II, and at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. She then worked at City Hospital and Interstate Medical Center in Red Wing. She married Larry Bjornstad on September 1, 1950. She enjoyed her family, traveling, gardening, knitting and desserts.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Larry. By her four children Ken (Terese) Bjornstad of Red Wing, Karen (David) Finnegan of Farmington, Sandy (Jim) Bjornstad Perkins of Eden Prairie, Gary (Erin) Bjornstad of Bloomington. Grandchildren Katie (Mike) Finnegan Rose, Lindsey Finnegan, Ryan Finnegan, Jake Bjornstad, Kristin Bjornstad, Sarah (Curtis) Powers and Andrew Bjornstad. Survived by brother Maurice Salmon of San Benito,Texas.

Mass of Resurrection will be at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Church of St. Joseph in Red Wing with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the Mass. Private Family Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.

Obituary and photo from Mahn Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67518623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eloise “Sammy” Salmon Bjornstad (5 Mar 1922–25 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67518623, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .