Bjur, Melvin Russell 93

Melvin Russell Bjur
age 93, of Howard Lake and Cokato, passed away on April 30, 2018 at the Cokato Manor.
Mel was born in 1924 on the farm south of Howard Lake, the only child of Julius and Hulda Bjur. It was there that he was raised, spending time helping out the neighbors. Mel graduated from Cokato High School in 1943. He worked for Green Giant in Cokato and Glencoe, and later became a sweet corn field sampler, after selling the dairy cows. For 10 years beginning in 1965, he was an assessor in the Stockholm, MN area and hauled livestock to South St. Paul stockyards, bringing back freight from the Twin Cities. Mel also sold seed corn for Dassel Seed Company and helped Stockholm township with snowplowing. Until 2000, Mel walked the fields with the detasselers as a field man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Hulda Bjur.
A celebration of Mel’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at the Stockholm Lutheran Church south of Cokato, with visitation on Sunday, May 6 from 4-8 with 7 PM prayer at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continuing 1 hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, Minnesota, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com