Robert Bjoraker, 1932-2017

Published 1:00 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

Robert D. Bjoraker, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. 

He was born March 14, 1932, in Austin, the son of Guy and Mae (Roscke) Bjoraker. Robert grew up in Mapleview and attended Austin Public Schools. He was employed by Hormel Foods Corporation for 34 years. 

Robert Bjoraker

On April 12, 1951, Robert married Loetta Bakke in Austin. The couple raised three children. A member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin, Robert was also a social member of the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and spending time at the cabin. He especially enjoyed doing the yardwork. Robert will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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Survivors include his wife, Loetta Bjoraker, of Austin; his children Steve (Pam) Bjoraker of Golden Valley, Karen (Roger) Weber of Hibbing and Mark (Cheryl) Bjoraker of Faribault; six grandchildren, Brandon (Emily) Bjoraker, Krista Bjoraker (Will Behrens), Joshua (Katie) Weber, Travis Weber, Mari (Michael) Scott and Derek (Charlotte) Bjoraker; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Paul Welke officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family of Robert Bjoraker or to a recipient of the donor’s choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at