ROSE "RHODA" BJORKRose "Rhoda" Bjork, 88 of Duluth died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Benedictine Health Center.
Rose "Rhoda" Bjork, 88 of Duluth died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Benedictine Health Center.
She was born in Hibbing, Minn., on Nov. 28, 1923 to Nick and Mary (Ratkovich) Maras.
She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and a volunteer at St. Anthony's Respite Care and the Benedictine Health Center for over 20 years.
Rhoda was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Joseph, John, Peter, Michael, and Robert Maras; her sisters, Helen and Margaret at birth, Ann Passeri, Antonia Rappinac, Ruby Panichi and Katherine Filozi; her husbands, Norman Oland in 1957, James Rulmyr in 1963, Russell Bjork in 1995 and an infant daughter, Mary Jo, in 1947.
She is survived by her son, Thomas E. Oland of Bloomington, Minn.; her daughters, Judith A. Oland, OSB of Duluth, Wanda K. (Duane Johnson) Oland, of Burnsville, Minn.; her stepdaughter, Julee (Merlin) Rulmyr Williams of Marion, Ill.; her stepson, Larry Rulmyr of Las Cruz, N.M.; her granddaughter, Paige (Oland) Jensen; step grandchildren, Nicolle (Williams) Fuchs, and Russell Williams; four great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Peter Panichi; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Rhoda's family extends a special thank you to the Benedictine Health Center and all of the staff of the Safe Harbor Unit.
VISITATION: 1 p.m. Monday, with Mass of Christian Burial Celebration at 2 p.m. all in the Benedictine Health Center Chapel. Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery. Memorials are preferred and appreciated and may be directed to the Benedictine Health Center's, Safe Harbor Unit. Arrangements are by Dougherty Funeral Home, 727-3555.
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