THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James M. Bjorkman
Issue Date: March 16, 2018
James M. Bjorkman, 85, of Niagara, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
Born July 14, 1932, in Norway, Mi., to the late Oscar and Selma (Johnson) Bjorkman, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Carol DeClark on Aug. 25, 1962 in Niagara and she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2012.
He owned and operated Niagara Custom Floors for over 50 years and in 1998 he did woodworking out of his home in Niagara. A talented woodworker, he made many things for family, friends and many others.
A member of VFW Post #2063 in Crivitz, he also belonged to the American Legion Cretton Tutas Post #136 in Niagara. He enjoyed camping, traveling with his wife, musical instruments, playing the harmonica and the years he performed with the Singing Strings Group, but mostly loved his family, grandchildren, the Bible and the Lord. He always had a hug for everyone and made a friend with all he met.
He is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Michael) Rice, Florence; three sons, Daniel (Pamela) Bjorkman, Norway, Mi. and Wayne Bjorkman and Paul Bjorkman, both of Niagara; a brother, Richard (Ange) Bjorkman, Niagara; two sisters-in-law, Rita Bjorkman, Marinette and Eileen Bjorkman, California; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Carol, he was preceded in death by five brothers, his twin John, Gordon, Irving, Marvin and Lloyd Bjorkman and two sisters, Alice Olson and Mildred Fleck.
Visitation was held at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, Mi. on Wednesday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with military honors accorded by the American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post #136, Niagara and the Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post #50 of Iron Mountain at 3:45 p.m. Funeral services followed at 4 p.m. with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery in the Spring.