James M. Bjorkman

James M. Bjorkman

IRON MOUNTAIN — James M. Bjorkman, 85, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at Maryhill Manor, Niagara.

He was born July 14, 1932, in Norway, son of the late Oscar and Selma (Johnson) Bjorkman. Jim proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Carol DeClark on Aug. 25, 1962, in Niagara. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2012.

Jim owned and operated Niagara Custom Floors for more than 50 years and in 1998 he performed woodworking as a hobby out of his home in Niagara. He was a talented woodworker and made many things for family, friends and many others. Jim was a member of the VFW Post 2063, Crivitz, Wis., and the American Legion Cretton Tutas Post 136, Niagara.

He enjoyed many hobbies, including camping, traveling with his wife, musical instruments, playing the harmonica, and the many years he performed with the Singing Strings Group. Most of all he loved his family dearly, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he had a great love for the Bible and the Lord. Jim had a hug for everyone and he made a friend with everyone he met.

He is survived by one daughter, Pamela (Michael) Rice, Florence, Wis.; three sons, Daniel (Pamela) Bjorkman, Norway, Wayne Bjorkman, Niagara, and Paul Bjorkman, Niagara; one brother, Richard (Ange) Bjorkman, Niagara; one sister-in-law, Rita Bjorkman, Marinette, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Danielle, Jeremy, Amanda, Wayne Jr., Ryan, Allie, Michaela and Zachary; seven great-grandchildren, Giovanna, Dominic, twins Carter and Cierra, Oliver, Ian and Finley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Carol, Jim was preceded in death by five brothers, his twin John, Gordon, Irving, Marvin and Lloyd Bjorkman; and by two sisters, Alice Olson and Mildred Fleck.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. The American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post 136 of Niagara, and the Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post 50 of Iron Mountain will accord military honors at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery in the spring.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Jim or leave a condolence for his family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Jim’s legacy of life.