News Received of Paul Bjorklund’s Death

MERCER ISLAND (April 13, 2011) – Retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Paul Bjorklund, 94, died March 23.

Bjorklund was born September 10, 1916 in Negaunee, Michigan. He graduated from Augsburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and earned his Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary.

He married Beatrice Johnson on October 16, 1943. She survives.

Bjorklund served Covenant churches in Chetek, Wisconsin; St. Paul, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Orlando, Florida; and Chicago, Illinois. He also served as chaplain at two Covenant Retirement communities: Covenant Village of Northbrook in Illinois and The Samarkand in Santa Barbara, California.

In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Carol Duffus and Juliana Bjorklund. No service was held, but remembrances may be made to North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625.

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