Ernest (Ernie) Oscar Bjorgaard Sr. 1926 - 2012

Ernest (Ernie) Oscar Bjorgaard Sr., 86 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 15, 2012. Ernie was a strong believer in the Lord and raised his family to know that they will be with him soon. Ernie ran a successful concrete and septic contracting company that is still being operated by his son. He was preceeded in death by parents, Oscar and Ethel Bjorgaard and one son Jonathan.
He was born March 28th 1926 in Argyle, MN. He graduated from Marshall High School and served in World War 11. Ernie is survived by his wife Wanda of the home, his sons Ernest Bjorgaard Jr, of Kansas City; Edward Bjorgaard of Olathe, David Bjorgaard of Atchison; daughters, Sharon Sheppard of Bonner Springs, Linda Thompson Bridges of Olathe, Ruth Trujillo of Rolling Prairie, IN, Ethel Louise Bjorgaard Probasco, of Topeka, Rebekah Crawford, The Woodlands, TX, Julia Norcross, of Champaign, IL; Lisa Bush; Tamela Bjorgaard; and 37 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday,
August 18th at Walnut Grove Bible Church at 2:30 p.m. in Bonner Springs, Kansas, 16766 Cantrell Road. Burial and graveside service was at Lanape Cemetery with military honors.
Topeka Chapel Oaks Cremation and Funeral Services, 235 SW Topeka Blvd, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to Camp Daniel Walnut Grove Bible Church.
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