Life Story / Obituary
Neil Bjorum, age 88, went home to his Lord on September 4, 2015.
Neil is survived by loving wife of 68 years, Adeline; his children, Reverend James Bjorum, David (Karel) Bjorum, Laurie Ann (Greg) Kimball, and John (Sandy) Bjorum; five grandchildren, Amy and Justin Bjorum; and Jessica, Cory, and Melissa Kimball; and seven great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Gannon, Gemma, Porter, Illyana, Jalyn, and Mariiah. He is also survived by his brother, Elmer Bjorum, and sister, Eleanor Langfeldt.
Neil and Adeline were world travelers, visiting all fifty state capitals and traveling across the sea. Neil was an active member of the Striders, walking all the time. After retiring from 33 years at General Electric, Neil took up the hobbies of woodworking and photography. He made eleven mission trips to Alaska, serving the Lord and spreading His Word.
A visitation will take place Monday, September 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel; 295 Douglas Avenue. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, September 8 at 11:00 am at Intersection Ministries (formerly Grace Reformed), with one hour of visitation prior. An entombment will take place at 1:00 pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Neil’s memory to InterAct Ministries to support Doug and Marlin Prins.