Obituaries Monday April 14th

Robert H. “Bob” Bjork, 87, of Stronghurst, Illinois died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home. He was born December 12, 1926 near Stronghurst, the son of Herbert Arnold and Edythe Bernice Shutt Bjork. On June 2, 1946, he married Orma Mae Brown in LaHarpe, Illinois.

Bob attended Maple GroveCountrySchool near Stronghurst and graduated from StronghurstHigh School in 1944. He farmed in the Biggsville, Stronghurst, and Media, Illinois areas for many years. He enjoyed collecting miniature farm implement replicas. He was a member of the Stronghurst Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Orma, two daughters, Carol (Carl) Lee of Stronghurst, Janet Bjork of Irving, TX, and one grandson, Sean Webb of Stronghurst. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three children in infancy, Richard, Margaret and Miles Bjork.

No visitation or services are planned at this time. Burial will be in the LaHarpeCemetery. Memorials have been established for the Stronghurst Ambulance Service and Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at