Grace J. Bjerke, 91, of Zion, passed away Feb. 24, 2017 at Clairidge House in Kenosha, WI. She was born Sept. 12, 1925 in Munising, MI. Grace was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waukegan for over 60 years, and worked and retired after 20 years of service at VR Wesson in Waukegan. She loved to swim at IL State Beach, was still swimming until age 90, and loved her "Breakfast Club" friends. She is survived by her sons, Irving H. Bjerke, John L. (Stormie) Bjerke, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Pearl (McComb) Knox; daughters, Roberta Martens and Helen Bjerke; husband of 60 years, Irving O. Bjerke; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Jenny) Knox, John (June) Knox; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth (Leonard) Hoy, Marion Knox and Greta (Edward) Morrison. Services are private. Interment at Warren Cemetery, Gurnee. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 122 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.
Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum