In loving memory of

Phelan Ralph Bjorklund
September 2, 1956 - March 15, 2020

Phelan Ralph Bjorklund, 63, of New London, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his home in New London. He was born September 2, 1956 in Hopkins, MN to Lloyd Andrew and Helen Marie Aslagson Bjorklund.
He was a 1974 graduate of New London High School and was a Fuel Specialist in the Air Force.
Phelan enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, Star Trek, The Cubs, reading Harry Potter books, watching old westerns, especially Gunsmoke, and was awesome at playing trivia.
Survivors include his mother of New London; two children and five grandchildren;
Siblings; Ronnie, Tammy and Sharon all of New London, Bonnie (Gene) Kerr of Lake St. Louis, MO, Gloria Detrick of Mt. Pleasant, Debbie (Rusty) Antel of Columbia, MO, and David (Deborah) of Ankeny; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Tom.
Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, a private family funeral will be held at Elliott Chapel with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard and private burial at Burge Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the New London Rescue Unit. Online condolences may be left at


Meri Hanks wrote on Mar 18, 2020:

"Bonnie and family, I ?m so sorry for your loss. Though I didn?t know Phelan, my sister Jane did. She too felt badly about his passing. I pray you will all have wonderful memories of your brother. May God give you peace as you gather together. Meri Hanks"

Janet (Watson) Crow wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"I posted a tribute earlier, but don't see it now. Some of my greatest memories were eith the Bjorklund family. Some great times & some really sad times. Bonnie, you and your family will always have a special place in my heart. So sorry about Phelan."

Kerry Becker wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"May God bless you and your family. Look forward to seeing you again"

Steve smith wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"My prayers are with the family. God be with you."

Michelle Givens wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"Remembering our cousin, Phelan Bjorklund. We will miss you buddy. Love from the Gordon and Laverne Aslagson family. "