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Alfred "Alfy" Bjorgo

March 20, 1931 ~ May 3, 2019 (age 88)


Alfred Leslie Bjorgo, 88, of Phelps Mill, dealt his last hand on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Alfred was born March 20, 1931 at Phelps, MN, to Alfred E. and Leta (Swanson) Bjorgo.  He was baptized and confirmed at Tingvold Lutheran Church and graduated from Underwood High School in 1948.  He served from 1948 – 1952 in the United States Air Force, was stationed in Fairbanks Alaska, transferred to the reserves, and was honorably discharged in 1957.

On September 20, 1951, he and Barbara May Burnett were married in Tijuana, Mexico.

Alfy began his flying career at West Central Airways as a flight instructor.  In 1960, he purchased a Piper Cub and started an ag aviation business, making numerous friends until he retired in 1996.  Along with being a baseball player, golfer, and accomplished card player, Alfy loved a good dog and a good hunt.  He was a Legion Commander and flagman for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara of Phelps Mill; children, Gail Bjorgo of Minneapolis, Jeffrey (Laura) Bjorgo of New Hope, MN, Lezlie (Mark) Erickson of North St. Paul, and Christopher (Diane) Bjorgo of Phelps Mill; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Stevens of St. Paul; his cat, Warren Edward; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and seven sisters.

Graveside Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Silent Vale Cemetery, Maine Township, with a lunch to follow at the Bjorgo home.

No flowers, please.

Clergy: Reverend Jim Gronbeck

Military Honors: American Legion Post #30 and VFW Post #612, Fergus Falls, MN

Arrangements by Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls

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Memorial Service
May 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Silent Vale Cemetery
County Road 45
Battle Lake, MN 56515

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