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February 9, 1942 – Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Service Information
Monday, December 10, 2007
11:00 a.m.

Visitation Information

Barbara M. Bjorklund, age 65, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 as the result of an auto accident.

Barbara Martha was born on February 9, 1942 in Minneapolis to Gunnar Ernst and Martha Wilhelmina (nee Anderson) Rundquist. A Class of 1960 Richfield High School graduate, Barbara attended Augsburg College for a time. On July 1, 1961 she married Arlo Bjorklund at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth. Barb first worked as a parish secretary for the Normandale Lutheran Church, then for Univac. Barbara and Arlo were blessed with two sons, so she became a homemaker for many years. Later, Barb drove a school bus for the Rockford School District. She recently retired from the Rockford Post Office where she was a rural mail carrier for over 20 years. Barbara was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served on the altar guild and assisted the funeral luncheon committee by baking cakes. A warm and gregarious person, Barb enjoyed people and was very active; she liked to shop, fish, dance, travel, and be with her children and grandchildren.

Barbara Bjorklund is survived by her husband, Arlo; sons: Tony (Lisa) of Mankato, and Brooks (Trisha) of Otsego; brother, Bertil Rundquist of St. Cloud; sister, Diane Walters of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren: Rachel, Avery, Natalie, Miranda, and Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law; and, very recently, her mother-in-law.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2007 at
Zion Lutheran Church. Burial is in Zion Cemetery. Visitation is
Sunday, 4-8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel and resumes at the church, one hour before the funeral. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to: Harriet Rundquist Memorial Fund at St Cloud State University.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. John Sorteberg

    Brooks – Our best wishes to you and your family. I can’t tell you how sorry we are. You mom must have been one heck of a good person to have raised a son like you. just thinking of you – Sorts

  2. Rick Greywitt (Rico)

    From my family and everyone at CFS, our prayers with you.

  3. John and Nancy Lambrecht

    Our prayers for peace in strength are with you. She was a energetic woman, a good wife and mother..and we know she will be missed by all. Keep in your hearts her memory, knowing that she is in a wonderful place, and someday we will see her again.

  4. Ed Blair

    I am saddened to learn of Barb’s death. May the hope of the eventrual resurection give strength for her loved ones now.

  5. Marie Ficken

    Arlo and family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can not put into words how I feel.especially just after losing your mother and grandma. Take Care and God Blessings to you.

  6. rob triplett

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    rob,jessie,cassie,hunter triplett

  7. Dan & Carrie Frassel

    Dear Bjorklund family. We were sorry to hear that Barbara was in accident. It sounds as if Barbara was a caring, loving mom, wife and woman. We wish we could have met her. We hope your loving memories and the stories you built with her comfort you at this time. Wishing you heartfelt peace. Dan, Carrie and Thomas Frassel

  8. Joe Basil

    Brooks,I was very sorry to hear and read of your Mothers passing.
    At times like this I’m sure you will hold your family very close.
    My condolences Brooks to you and your family. Take care. Joe Basil

  9. Sheila mariee Johnson-Wells

    Dear family,
    All of you where and are a huge part of my childhood. Living so far away makes this so difficult. Arlo you and Barb you know where my second parents. My life support growing up. I wouldnt be the person i am today if it wasnt for the both of you. Barb was a huge influence in rasing me. You suppoted everything i did. Knowing Barb is an angel in heavan watching over me comforts me a little. I am still your family if you ever need me you know i am there. You guys loved me and cared for me for soooooooo many years. I love you all for your support , and i am struggling for words. I love you and pray you find yourself loving the moments you have. Barb saved me so many times , If i could do or say something to help , I will. Love you and miss you , Sheila mariee


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