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Roy Bjornerud

May 8, 1929 — October 3, 2014

Roy Bjornerud, age 85, of Fosston, MN passed away on Friday, October 3rd at his home in Fosston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 9th at 2:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church on Thursday, and interment will be at Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.Roy Ervin Bjornerud was born on May 8, 1929 to parents Albert and Gena (Haltli) Bjornerud in Fosston, Minnesota. He graduated from Fosston High School in 1947 and attended one year of college. Roy served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.He married Pearl Lomen in 1953. Pearl passed away the next year in 1954.In 1955, Roy married Lillian Lomen. He ran his own carpentry business with Derry DeFrang for many years. He obtained his Peace Officer Degree in 1978 and worked as a Polk County Deputy until retirement in 1992.Roy was a long-standing member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, and his horses in his retirement years.Roy passed away at his home in Fosston on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the age of 85 years.Survivors include son Rocky (Deborah) Bjornerud of Vista, California, daughters Dawn (Joe) Hammer of Black Hawk, South Dakota, Cynthia (Steve) Green of Fosston, and Lori (Mike) Swecker of Anchorage, Alaska, and his brother Jim (Gloria) Bjornerud of Wisconsin. Roy is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Pearl, wife Lillian, his daughter Karlyn, brothers Al and Russel, sister Violet Rossell, and an infant sister.
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