Gaylyn I. KjorsvikApril 19, 1947 ~ March 29, 2008 (age 60)
Gaylyn Ivan Kjorsvik passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008, from his battle with multiple myeloma with primary amyloidosis, on his family farm in rural Michigan, North Dakota.
Gaylyn was born April 19, 1947 at McVille, ND, the son of Goodwin and Gena (Olson) Kjorsvik. He attended Melrose # 4 and graduated from Michigan High School in 1965. Gaylyn was a member of the armed services. He served in the United States Army from October of 1966 through September of 1968, during which time he served in Vietnam. After his tenure with the Army he was employed in road and highline construction. Gaylyn met and married Sherrie Gruber while working in Minnesota. They were married June 26, 1971 in Pierz, Minnesota. They lived in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota before returning to take over the family farm in 1974. In addition to farming Gaylyn also operated Kjorsvik Backhoe Service for many years. He served on the Melvin Township Board as Supervisor and Clerk/Treasurer. Gaylyn enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and playing pinochle with his many friends.
Gaylyn will be deeply missed by his wife, Sherrie; two sons, Kevin (Michele) Kjorsvik of St. Louis Park, MN and Daniel Kjorsvik of St. Louis Park, MN; one daughter, Melissa (Scott) Moen of Michigan, ND; two sisters, LoRaine (Gary) Glomstad of Grand Rapids, MN and Cheryl (Bill) Coghlan of Tempe, AZ; his mother-in-law, Valery Gruber of Pierz, MN; one sister-in-law, Dionne (Louis) Kopka of Blaine, MN; two brothers-in-law, Ed (Diane) Gruber of Ramsey, MN and Gayle (Gwen) Gruber of Wyoming, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Goodwin and Gena Kjorsvik.