GENE BJORNSTAD obituary
JOPLIN - Carl Eugene "Gene" Bjornstad, 78, of Joplin died peacefully in his sleep at home on May 10, 2003.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Chester Alliance Church, followed by a reception. Burial of ashes will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Joplin Cemetery.
Gene was born in Havre as the only child of Carl and Ida Mae (Young) Bjornstad on Jan. 17, 1925. Gene grew up on the family homestead 25 miles north of Joplin. He received his early education at the Tingdahl School near the farm. He completed his schooling in Joplin where he graduated from Joplin High School in 1942. He b...