2013-03-28 / Obituaries

Chester Allen Bjornson, 84, of Binford

Chester Allen Bjornson, 84, of Binford, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Griggs County Care Center, Cooperstown.

Chester was born July 14, 1928, the son of Albert and Amanda (Asmus) Bjornson at the family farmhouse in Rosendal Township, rural Griggs County. He attended school in the area.

On June 30, 1954, Chester was united in marriage to Dorothy Biggerstaff at the Bjornson home, where they continued to live, farm and raise their children. In 1985, the couple retired and moved to Red Willow Lake. They entered the care facility in 2012.

Chester was a loyal member of his community. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran

Cemetery Assoc., Binford Senior Citizens, square dancing clubs, farm and wildlife organizations. Chester represented the old “prairie-frontiersman.” He was a talented hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He had many successful trap lines and hunts. Chester was also a skilled card player; in tournaments or just with friends and family. He enjoyed teaching games to his grandkids, watching area sports teams, and drinking coffee with his neighbors and friends. He loved music, singing, and dancing. He treasured Dorothy, his perfect dancing partner for 58 years, who passed away Jan. 30, 2013.

Chester is survived by many family members including his children and their spouses: JoAnne (Gilbert) Black, Grace City;Alan (Lyn) Bjornson, Mandan; Barry Bjornson,Alexandria, Minn.; and Robert (Diane) Bjornson, Horace; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Madelyn (Mac) Halvorson, Binford and Darlyne Nordstrom, Lakeville, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; brother, Walter; sisters, Edna, Wilma and Kathleen.

Funeral services for Chester were held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church of Binford.

Spring interment will be in the Binford Cemetery.

Arrangements with the Cooperstown Funeral Chapel.

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