GG Bjork, 91

Pearl I. “GG” Bjork, 91, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

She was born January 20, 1920 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada a daughter of the late William and Emily (Ammann) Denchel.

Mrs. Bjork had resided in Sturgis for the past 6 1/2 years. Most of her life was lived in Washington and Oregon.

On March 27, 1938 she married Harry Bjork Sr. in Curlew, Wash.

Mrs. Bjork was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and farm wife. She enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, reading books and listening to music. She and her family were proud of the fact that well into her 80s, she learned to use her computer and loved e-mailing her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Irene Hunter of Sturgis and Dorothy Hiedeman of The Dells, Or.; a son, Harry Bjork of Homer, Alaska; 10 grandchildren, Syonja Gustafson of Cedar City, Utah, Suzann Wooten of Sturgis, Teresa Fisher of Sturgis, Monica Chapman of Three Rivers, LaDonna (Dallas) Peterson of Sturgis, Bobbi (Chuck) Pferrer of Deland, Fla., Donald Hiedeman of Oregon, Gil Hiedeman of Nevada, Julie Hiedeman of Oregon and Shawn McClure of Arizona; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Brian Hunter; and a great-grandson, Christopher Allen Franks.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Pearl I. “GG” Bjork will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fawn River Apartments, 1301 Cato Lane in Sturgis. The Rev. Deb Johnson of First United Methodist Church of Sturgis will officiate.

Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated, c/o: Irene Hunter, 1301 Cato Lane B-39, Sturgis, MI 49091 or Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Her obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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