Posted By Royer on August 5, 2013
Elmer Barlund, 75, of Oak Grove, MO passed away Friday August 2, 2103 at 6:45 pm at John Knox Village House, while in loving arms of family.
Contributions to be made to John Knox Village House 600 NW Pryor Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081in Memory of Elmer Barlund.
Elmer was born December 28, 1937 in the family’s home in Wolf Lake Township, Becker Co., MN to Anton Hjalmer Barlund & Martha Irene (Hendrickson) Barlund. Elmer Anton Barlund married Jacqueline Delores Hyer on January 17, 1959 at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Ponsford, MN. Elmer retired from Yellow Freight after 30 years on October 29, 1999 as a diesel mechanic. Also a man who could fix anything or rig it to work. Elmer worked hard all his life. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents Anton & Martha Barlund, a sister, Martha (Barlund) Bakken. Elmer is survived by his wife Jackie Barlund of the home; 3 daughters: Debie (Barlund) Middleton & husband Jerry of Oak Grove, MO, their son Duke Middleton & wife Lauren; Cindy (Barlund) Lay & husband Ron of Napoleon, MO, Anna Barlund and her sons Justin and Brandon Carlsen of Oak Grove, MO; brother: Albert Barlund & wife Vera of Osage MN; sisters: Ilmi Derke & Ed Breitenfeldt of Fridley, MN, Evie Wehmas & husband Roy of Osage, MN, Edna Kleiman & husband Kenny of Hector, MN. And so many extended family members and friends that we would have to use up the balance of the paper supply from the newspaper to list them all. He was truly one of a kind, one in a million who would give the shirt off his back to help others. Loving, devoted spouse of 55 years. The best dad and grandpa one could ever have. Elmer will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Arr: Royer Funeral Home 100 Royer Lane Grain Valley, MO 64029 (816) 847-4441