Ronald Melvin Bjokne 71


Ronald Melvin Bjokne, 73, of Las Vegas, passed away at home, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. He was born, June 30, 1939, in Lowry, Minn. He was a 1957 graduate of Glenwood High School and a 1961 graduate of St Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. Ron resided in Bloomington, Minn., before settling in Las Vegas in 1986.

Ron started his career with Goodyear Tire, worked for Zeigler Tire and Superior Tire, in various management positions. He started his own business in Las Vegas, Enviro Pro, a commercial cleaning business. He has served as board member, vice president, president, youth director, teacher, sang in choir and quartet, along with many other committees and roles, in several Lutheran congregations. He is a current member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

Ronald is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Joyce Bjokne; daughters, Cheryl Blanchard (David) of Texas, and Cindy Hilburn (Ken) of Oklahoma; son, Craig Bjokne of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, Amanda, Emily, Allison, Joseph and Jacob; and one great-grandson, Lukas. There will be a celebration of life at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Donations can be made in memory of Ronald Bjokne to Lutheran Social Services of Nevada or Nathan Adelson Hospice .

Arrangements under the direction of Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, Las Vegas, NV.