Grant V. Bjerke


(Feb. 19, 2010)

Grant V. Bjerke, 91, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 in Cheyenne.

He was born April 26, 1918 in Grafton, N.D. and had lived in Cheyenne since 1962, with prior residence in Bowdoin and Malta, Mont., and Riverton, Worland and Powell.

Grant worked with his father in a plumbing shop following his graduation from Powell High School in 1936.

He served in the Navy from 1942-1948 on the USS Belleau Wood.

He was employed by Wyoming Automotive/Industrial Automotive/Fairmont Automotive before retiring in 1988.

Grant was a member of the Airport Golf Course and Cheyenne Bowling Association, and he was still active in both until the time of his death.

He is survived by two sons, Kibben Bjerke of Platina, Calif. and Dale Bjerke (Tamara) of Cheyenne; three sisters, Rhoda Gilliland and Eileen Kindler, both of Cody, and Betty Ann Butler of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey America (Snodgrass) Bjerke in 1954; parents, Conrad and Mary Bjerke; two brothers, Lee Bjerke and William Bjerke; and sister Avis Bjerke.

Services will be in Cheyenne, with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #6 Honor Guard.

Interment will be Friday, March 5, at 10 a.m. in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Thompson Funeral Home will be handling local arrangements.