Gloria J. Bjorngjeld, age 89, of Fridley died January 9, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 14th at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi Way NE, Fridley. A visiation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.
Gloria J. Bjorngjeld, age 89, mother, mother-in-heart, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went home to God on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 after a courageous journey with dementia.
Though the years of declining memory she taught us that the time we have is now and to stay in the game despite challenges. She’s gone to her Lord in Heaven where her beloved Ernie waits. Soul mates since the day they met working in a WWII Seattle shipyard. She was his devoted wife for 59 years and they are reunited.
Always willing to help anyone anytime, she never had a day she couldn’t make better, even in small ways by cleaning, painting or tidying something. Her happiness in life was in service to others. She and her loving heart will be deeply missed and remembered always… a unique original with a love of laughter and endless kindness to all. She loved the dance of life and especially enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. If you knew Gloria you were invited. If you needed a friend, she was yours. Most of all if you needed love, hers was endless.
The family wishes to thank Gloria’s wonderful extended family; the special Fridley neighbors and friends of a lifetime; staff at GracePointe Crossing Gables West, Riverview 2, in Cambridge for their wonderful, loving care; as well as the kind and caring staff from Allina Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials area preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi Way NE, Fridley, MN 55432 – Gloria and Ernie’s church home for 65 years. To honor her love of a casual life, bluejeans and sweatshirts welcome.