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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Thursday May 6th, 2010
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Patricia  Ann Bjorum

Julie Dangel
Soloist ~ Joe Block
“Amazing Grace”
“He Raised Me Up”
There will be lunch and fellowship following the graveside service at the Scotland VFW Hall.
Patricia Ann (Engel) Bjorum was born Thursday, August 24, 1944 at Springfield, South Dakota. Her parents were Fred and Gladys (Van Haitsma) Engel. Her mother married Elmer M. Johnson on January 28, 1948. They lived in Viborg for a while, then moved to Tyndall where she attended high school. She worked for several businesses in Tyndall until marrying Elden Bjorum on February 14, 1965. They made their home a half mile west of Scotland. They had five children together and were married 45 years. She worked at home milking cows, managing a household, and her passion was gardening. Pat’s first job outside the home was working as a cook at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center. She also worked various jobs around Scotland, including leasing the Frostie Shop and she owned and operated Pat’s Café. She then worked for a number of years at the Scotland School doing janitorial work and as a library assistant. Patricia was known for being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Patricia passed away on Tuesday, May 4 2010 at Landmann-Jungmann Memorial Hospital in Scotland, at the age of 65 years, 8 months, and 11 days after being afflicted with COPD.
Patricia’s memory will be cherished by her husband, Elden Bjorum of Scotland; five children: Kristine (Tate) McCann of Vermillion, Brian (Brenda) Bjorum of Valley Springs, Kerrie (Steve) Knakmuhs of Scotland, Jodi (David) Fischer of Menno, and Cory (Candy) Bjorum of Scotland; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Darlene Slowey of Scotland; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gladys Engel, her step-father, Elmer Johnson, a granddaughter, Brianna Bjorum, and two brothers, Jimmy Engel and Fred Engel.

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Eldon and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Francis and Clara Determan May 6 2010 7:01 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family at this time. Sincerely, Ferne and Marv Baltzer and family

Ferne &Marvin Baltzer May 6 2010 4:56 PM

Our deepest sympathies to you. I always remember Pat with a smile on her face at SHS and was always a joy to talk to there. God Bless.

Nicole Suurmeier May 6 2010 9:31 AM

To the Bjorum family, We are so sorry to hear about Pats passing away ,Frank and I are so sorry we could not attend the services.We offer our sympathy and prayers. Delores and Frank Hanson

Frank and Delores Hanson May 6 2010 9:23 AM

My sympthy to each of you during this difficult time. Pat was such a nice gal. Valerie & Jodi were classmates and peddled back & forth between farms, many times. Will have you in my thoughts & prayers.

Faye Burke May 6 2010 7:08 AM

Elden, Kerrie, Jody and the rest of the family, My deepest sympathy to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Peg Thranum

Peggy Gunn Thranum May 6 2010 7:04 AM

Brian and Brenda you have my families sympathy at the loss of your mother.

Angela Danielson May 6 2010 6:49 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Sheila (a co-worker of Brenda's)

Sheila France May 5 2010 12:56 PM

To all the Bjorum family - So very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, but just know that she was a wonderful, sharp lady, and was so blessed to have had all these years to enjoy with her family. She will be missed, but has earned a wonderful reward.

Tim & Kristy Furney May 5 2010 11:45 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss....She was a great woman who will be missed. Thinking of your family at this time.

Jennifer Hlavac-Grate May 5 2010 9:29 AM

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