Teresa Bjornstad, 92, went to her eternal home in heaven,Monday, May 11, 2020, at her residence in Clarkfield. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Teresa Evangeline (Reed) Bjornstad was born on Dec. 19, 1927, to Edward and Clara (Sauer) Reed, of Montevideo. She grew up on a farm in rural Montevideo, with her 13 siblings. This is where she learned the value of hard work and dedication to her family.
Teresa worked at various places throughout her life; Electric Maid Bakery, Montgomery Ward, Granite Falls Bank (20+ years), and was a Personal Care assistant, where she enjoyed caring for others.
In 1956, Teresa moved to Granite Falls and was blessed with four children, Ronald, Sheila, Tami, and Douglas. Before moving to Valhalla Apartments in 2016, she lived at Riverview Apartments. There she thoroughly enjoyed her walks across the bridge and trips to the local Dollar Store.
Teresa was a lifelong member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and served as a volunteer for various activities throughout the church. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. She loved helping others and had a servant's heart.
Teresa never missed an episode of Wheel of Fortune and watched the Hallmark channel for hours on end. Reading local newspapers, doing crosswords puzzles, and clipping recipes were some of her favorite pastimes. There wasn't a time that she didn't want to play a good game of cards, especially, Kings in the Corner. Remember no cheating!
Teresa's family meant everything to her, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her witty sense of humor was her trademark. One of her favorite sayings, “This too Shall Pass,” was a great comfort to her family. She truly had a heart of gold and a way with people.
Teresa is survived by her children, Sheila Lavoie, of Granite Falls, Tami (and David) Menk, of Clarkfield, Douglas Bjornstad, of Granite Falls; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Bjornstad, of Watson; grandchildren, Jon Bjornstad, Bernadette Lavoie, Travis (and Tina) Lavoie, Tangela Lavoie, Natasha Lynne, Chantal (and Isaac) Johnson, Joshua (and Heather) Lynne, Lucas Lynne; great-grandchildren, Amara Bjornstad, Spencer Bjornstad, Felini Lavoie, Ellanor Lynne, Leighton Kepner, Charles Kepner, Raeya Johnson, Elsie Johnson, Liam Lynne, and Jordan Lynne; sister, Patricia Menke; sisters-in-law, Burness Reed, Germaine Reed; as well as other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and Clara Reed; son, Ronald; brothers, George, Ralph, Frank, Vince, Robert, Walter, James; and sisters, Rita, Gertrude, Mildred, Dorothy, and Mary.
Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls. (For online guestbook, please visit www.wingbain.com)