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November 21, 1927 – Saturday, February 4, 2017

Service Information
Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church – Pelican Lake
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4 – 8 PM, 7 PM prayer service

Clarence Arthur Bjorklund, age 89, of Buffalo, died peacefully on February 4, 2017 at CottageWood Memory Care in Buffalo surrounded by family.

Clarence was born to Arthur and Mathilda (Michaelis) Bjorklund on November 21, 1927 on the family farm in Buffalo. He was the ninth of twelve children. He attended school until the eighth grade and then went to work on the farm. He was united in marriage to PrisCilla Jeanne Schmidt on April 7, 1955 in Sleepy Eye, MN. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter, Joy.

Clarence was a proud farmer all of his life. He operated the family farm with his brothers, Clint and Willard, until the 1980s. Even after he “retired” you could find him helping out on the farm most days. His other passions were hunting and fishing. He fished bass and northern as often as possible in the summer and speared nearly every day in the winter. He also loved to hunt and fish in the Northome, MN area. He made several trips each year to spend time with his buddies “up north.”

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edmere Allums, Esther (Bert) Bruce, Helen (Maurice) Fadden, Myrtle (Richard) Fadden, and Clara Penticoff; brothers, Marvin (Florence) Bjorklund, Clinton Bjorklund, Willard (Arlene) Bjorklund, Paul Bjorklund, and Harold (Rosann) Bjorklund; brother-in-law, Dixon Schmidt.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, PrisCilla; daughter, Joy (Keith) Klein; grandchildren, Madison and Morgan Klein; sister, Ruth Bjorklund; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Bjorklund and Ruth Schmidt. Clarence also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services for Clarence Bjorklund will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church – Pelican Lake, 1970 Edmonson Ave NE, Buffalo. Pastor Stephen Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers are: Bruce Schmidt, Bernard Schmidt, Luke Dehmer, Bruce Bjorklund, Richard Fadden, and Dale Fadden. Honorary casket bearers are: Calvin “Butch” Bjorklund and Larry Bjorklund.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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  1. William and Michele Klein

    Joy, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

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