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Betty Bjorklund

April 14, 1921 — February 19, 2013

Betty L Bjorklund, 91, of Duluth passed away on February 19, 2013 at Edgewood Vista.

Betty was born on April 14, 1921 in Duluth to Florence and Arthur Manke. She was a 1939 graduate of Denfeld and married Walter R Bjorklund on August 31, 1940. They were married for over 58 years at the time of his death in 1999.

Betty was known for her cooking and baking and catered for over 20 years serving delicious meals at hundreds of weddings and banquets. After retiring, she worked at Denfeld Super Valu in the bakery and deli and later in the linen department at Glass Block.

She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity for 64 years and was previously active in the Rebecca Circle, XYZ Club and West Duluth Women's Club.

She loved to dance with Walt. Plus she taught her children how to cook and make great sandwich loaves. The kids loved her Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes, and the great Sunday dinners after Church. She even taught her Granddaughter Carrie to make hardtack to continue that tradition.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walt, great granddaughter Cailyn Kyhl, sister Shirley Opien, brothers-in-law David Opien, Al Agostino, Herb Bjorklund and Clarence Bjorklund.

She is survived by daughter Patti, sons Gregg (Carol) and Bob (Yvonne), grandchildren Carrie (Cooper) Kyhl, Brad (Kara) Bjorklund, Sherri(Andrew)Peditt, Tony Bjorklund, and Ronda (Bill) Cash, great-grandchildren Calleigh and Campbell Kyhl, Brody, Logan and "#3 on the way" Bjorklund, Meagan Pratt, Amber, Billy and Jason Cash, sister Lola Agostino, sisters-in-law Margaret Bjorklund, Frances Bjorklund, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Howard and Gloria Bjorklund and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Edgewood for their tender care.

Visitation 1PM until the 2PM Memorial Service on Saturday, March 2 in the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity with inurnment at Bethany Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family for her church. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.


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