Nuvillo G. Bjork, age 94, of Sunburg, passed away Wednesday, July 20, at the Marion Manor in Sunburg. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Monson Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Belgrade VFW Post. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Sunburg Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
Nuvillo was born January 9, 1928, in Minneapolis to Walfred and Lydia Bjork. He lived in Minneapolis until he was 3 and that is when he moved with his family to the farm in Sunburg. August Johnson became Nuvillo’s caretaker when he was seven years old. Nuvillo attended District 17 country school and worked with August on the farm until he was drafted into World War II. By the time he enlisted, the war was over, so he worked several odd jobs until he left to serve in the Korean War in November 1950. He served his country in the 24th Infantry of the Army, attained rank of master sergeant and was honorably discharged 1952.