Elenora Bjerke, 97

Elenora Bjerke, 97

Elenora Bjerke, 97, of Clarissa, passed away on June 17, 2014, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Elenora were held on Friday, June 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Interment was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Clarissa.
Elenora was born on the family farm February 12, 1917, in Clearbrook to Adolph & Mary (Hanson) Johnson. She attended country school through the 8th grade and worked at home until her marriage. Elenora married Clarence Bjerke on December 10, 1932 in Clearbrook at the Seljord Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed in the Clearbrook area until 1952 when they moved to rural Clarissa.
Elenora taught Sunday school at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, was a member of the Golden Rule Homemakers Club, Our Saviors Lutheran Ladies Circle and was involved with the Hustin Rustics 4-H Club. She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, sewing, quilting and cooking; she was a great lefse maker. Elenora also enjoyed traveling, especially to Alabama. Her family was her life.
Elenora is survived by her children: Ione (Lloyd) Hayes of Clarissa, Janice (Richard) Bruce of Burtrum, Curt (Julie) Bjerke of Clarissa, Marian (Dave) Fragodt of Browerville, Renee (Rudy) Rolfes of East Gull Lake, Stanley (Debbie) Johnson of Clarissa; 24 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Elenora is preceded in death by her parents, Adolph & Mary; husband Clarence, daughter Ardyth Marian in infancy, grandson Bruce Hayes, 3 great grandchildren: Jamie Meservey, Jackie Hayes, Ryan Hayes, 3 sisters, 8 brothers and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville itenfuenralhome.com

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