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Maxine M. Bjornson

April 27, 1950 — December 25, 2023

Devils Lake

Maxine M. Bjornson

Maxine Marie Bjornson, 73 died on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2023 at her home, Eventide Heartland Care Center, surrounded by family and friends.

Maxine was born April 27, 1950 to Oscar and Beatrice Gendreau. She grew up and attended school in Walhalla, North Dakota.

She met the love of her life, Garth “Mitchell” Bjornson on Groundhog’s Day 1973. They were united in marriage on April 16, 1973 in Walhalla. They welcomed their four children between 1974 and 1980. They lived in two locations in the Walhalla surrounding area, the Brickmines and then the Sandhills.

Her greatest accomplishments was being a housewife, homemaker, a mother and a grandmother.  

Her hobbies included: playing cards, Bingo, checkers, baking/cooking, knitting, visiting with neighbors, talking on the phone, drinking coffee, gardening and canning.

Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

Maxine’s loving family include her children Nita (Wade) Hauge, Halstad MN, Ayra (Duane) Bennett, Walhalla ND, Barney Bjornson, also of Walhalla and O’Lava Bjornson, Devils Lake ND; grandchildren Hart (Taylor) Hauge, Savannah Thorsteinson, Cameron Thorsteinson, Riley Bennett and Tayla Bennett; sisters Judynne, Carol and Linda and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Beatrice, husband Mitchell, grandchildren Lisa Bennett and Kayl Bennett, brothers Oliver, Pete, Loren and Clayton and multiple aunts and uncles.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla ND. 

Honorary Bearers are Wade Hauge, Barney Bjornson, Hart Hauge, and Cameron Thorsteinson.

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