Ronald Dale Bjorklund (final arrangements)

Ronald Dale Bjorklund, 75, of New London, died Sunday, January 23, 2022 at his home.  He was born July 25, 1946 in Alexandria, Minnesota to Lloyd Andrew and Helen Marie (Aslagson) Bjorklund.  On January 21, 2015, Ronnie suffered a stroke that altered his life and ability to communicate.

For many years, Ronnie worked as a car detailer.  As a youth, he mowed yards and plowed gardens for folks in town.  He was an excellent pool player and played on several leagues, enjoyed car races, flea markets, the pigeon show, fishing at East Lake Park, watching westerns on Grit Channel, and he was quite a practical joker.

Ronnie is survived by six siblings: Bonita (Gene) Kerr of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; Gloria Detrick of Mt. Pleasant; David (Debby) Bjorklund of Ankeny, Iowa; Deborah (Rusty) Antel of Columbia, Missouri; Sharon Bjorklund of New London; and Tamara (Michael Harris) Bjorklund of New London; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Thomas and Phelan; and brothers-in-law John Williams and Jim Detrick.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, New London with Pastor David Mixon officiating.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM with the family present to greet friends beginning at noon until the time of the service.  The family requests that masks be worn.  Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery, rural New London.  A memorial has been established for New London Fire and Rescue.  Online condolences may be left at