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Marlin G. Bjornson

Marlin Bjornson, age 69 of Tacoma, WA, formerly of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Orchard Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tacoma, WA.

Marlin Gordon Bjornson was born on September 23, 1950 to Mervin and Beverly (Beck) Bjornson in New Rockford, ND.  He graduated from New Rockford High School in 1968 and attended college at Minot State and Wahpeton SSS.  Marlin lived and worked most of his adult life in the Seattle, WA area.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly Bjornson, New Rockford, ND; sisters, Pam (Bruce) Luehmann, Alexandria, MN, Pat (Buster) Gilliss, Bismarck, ND and Lynne (Rick) Grinsteiner, Devils Lake, ND; seven nieces and nephews and special friends, Jon Hanson and Twyla Smith.

Marlin was preceded in death by his father, Mervin Bjornson; brother, Jeff Bjornson; grandparents, Grace & Martin Bjornson and Ed & Olga Beck.

Visitation will be from 9:00AM – 5:00PM on Monday, September 14, 2020  at the Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Private Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2020  at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. This is sad news, so sorry to hear.
    Hugs to the Bjornson family.

  2. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  3. RIP New Rockford neighbor!

  4. RIP old neighbor!

  5. Bev & girls my heart aches for all you! Bev the loss of a child is something I can’t comprehend :'( Girls losing a brother sucks I also didn’t realize Jeff had passed he was a friend & graduated with my brother Steve.

  6. Bev,Pam, Pat, and Lynne you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time!
    God Bless!

  7. Thoughts and prayers for the Bjornson family. I remember Marlin well from school days in New Rockford.

  8. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Bev and girls, I’m saddened to hear the news of Marlin. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. It was hard for me to say goodbye to such a good friend as Jeff was and this brings back even more memories of Jeff along with Marlin when I would be at your home. God Bless and take care!

  10. Bev and family,

    Sending prayers your way, so sorry for your kids.

  11. Arch & I are thinking of all of you. Haven’t seen Marlin in so long. He graduated in my year. So sorry to hear of his passing. Sending a hug to you all!
    Love & prayers, Arch & Marveen

  12. Bev, Pam, Pat, Lynn & families
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all, our New Rockford neighbors, have fond memories of riding horse with Marlin, RIP, God Bless💕

  13. Sorry for your loss. Hugs for the Bjornson families.

  14. Bev, Pam, Pat and Lynne,

    We are sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and take care.

  15. It was fun to have coffee with Marlin last time we were in Tacoma. Sad to hear of his passing. I’ll see you on Tuesday.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. A great neighbor and a kind person. My thoughts for his family.

  18. It’s been a year, Dear Friend. The void of your absence is still felt on a daily basis. We are extremely grateful for the time we had. Thank You! You are loved and truly missed. Love, Jon and Twyla


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