Services for Leona Djernes

Leona Djernes, 91, of Clearbrook, MN, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Bagley, MN.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cease Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, MN with a visitation one hour prior. Reverend Robert Kirchman will be officiating. Interment will be at Augustana Lutheran Cemetery in Clearbrook, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Leona Delores (Johnson) Djernes was born in Oslo, MN on June 29, 1927 to Willie and Rose (Halvorson) Johnson. She lived in Grand Forks, ND, briefly in Silver Hill, AL and moved to Clearbrook with her family in 1941. Leona was united in marriage to John Djernes in Clearbrook on October 3, 1942. They lived and farmed in Holst Township near Clearbrook. Leona was a wonderful homemaker for her family, making delicious meals, including fried chicken, bread, oatmeal cookies, donuts, and lefse. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. She worked at Greensview Nursing Home in Bagley from 1968-1987 as a nurse’s aide. John passed away on September 4, 2009. Leona resided at the Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook from October 2009 to October 2017. She was a resident of Cornerstone from October 2017 until the time of her death.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Gene) Arnold of Duluth, Gayle (Allen) Bjelland of Bemidji, Richard (Connie) Djernes of Clearbrook, Larry (Karen) Djernes of Clearbrook, Kathy (Gordy) Hagen of Clearbrook, and Ken (Mona) Djernes of Clearbrook; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; her sisters, Evelyn (Charles) Pozarnsky and Florence (Merle) Peper; and her brothers, Wallace Johnson and Robert (Dorothy) Johnson.


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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