Harlynn N. Bjerke


Harlynn N. Bjerke, age 81 of Adams, ND passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at his home in Adams,

Harlynn Neil Bjerke was born October 12, 1940 in Walsh County, ND the son of the late Herman and Merna (Vigen) Bjerke. He attended schools in Adams and Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School in 1959. He graduated from NDSU with a degree in Business Administration in 1963. Harlynn was enrolled in the Naval Aviation Officers Training School in Pensacola, FL. He received an honorable medical discharge. Harlynn went to work for Kresge Company Managers Training program (K-Mart), where he managed a shopping center in Prior Lake, MN. He later went on to traveling around the country opening K-Mart stores. In the early 1980’s he returned to Adams to help care for his mother. He started selling insurance for Mutual of Omaha and was an active insurance agent until the time of his death.

Harlynn was a member of the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was a past commander of the Adams American Legion, served on the NAIFA Insurance Board and was active in the ND Republican party. He was a life member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at NDSU and was a member of the Rahjah Cheer Squad. Harlynn was an avid Minnesota Twins and NDSU Bison Fan.

Harlynn is survived by numerous cousins and special friends, Danny and Sharalyn Koppang. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at West Adams Cemetery in the spring. Memorials are preferred to the Adams American Legion or the West Adams Cemetery Fund.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements.

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