A Celebration of Life Service for Virginia M. Bjorgaard, 87, Willow Springs, Missouri, formerly of Oakland, Iowa, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Lighthouse Assembly of God, Willow Springs, Missouri.
Mrs. Bjorgaard went to be with her Lord at 1:40 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, at Willow Care.
She was born April 17, 1925, at Woonsocket, South Dakota, to Joseph and Florence Todd Christensen. Her faith, family and friends defined her life. Virginia was an excellent baker and created elaborate wedding cakes for many family and friends. She loved traveling, camping and fishing.
She is survived by three children, Dale Bjorgaard, wife, Lucy, Susan Ende, husband, Allen and Sandra Anderson, husband, David; eleven grandchildren, Denise, Dennis II, Dee, wife, Cristy, Matthew, Christopher, Joseph, Andrew, wife, Brandi, Kari Powell, husband, Fred, Adam, wife, Rita, Deidre BeVirt, husband, Tomas and David Anderson, wife, Marli; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, June Gregg, Eunice Garrett, husband, Bill, Joyce Cunningham, Delores Christenson and Beverly Kolpin; one brother, Marvin Christensen, wife, Norma; and one brother-in-law, Tom Ault.
Her parents, one son, Dennis Bjorgaard and wife, Ginger; one sister, Mary Jo Ault, one Brother, Alwin Christenson and three brothers-in-law, Wally Gregg, Loren Cunningham and Norm Kolpin, precede her in death.
The family will be receiving their friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Lighthouse Assembly of God, and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main, West Plains, MO 65775.