Robert 'Bob' Kjorsvig
Kjorsvig, Robert "Bob" 86 of Roslyn, South Dakota and formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away Monday February 20, 2017 at Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Roslyn Lutheran Church in Roslyn, South Dakota. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Roslyn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Fiksdal Funeral Service fiksdalfuneral.com. Robert Duane Kjorsvig was born on Friday, January 16, 1931 to Conrad and Hannah (Sandvig) Kjorsvig in Webster, South Dakota. The family lived on the Kjorsvig family farm northeast of Roslyn, South Dakota. Bob attended school in Roslyn until the sixth grade when he and his Mother joined his Father in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from South High in 1949. Bob continued his education at Dunwoody Technical School in Minneapolis. After his education he opened his own machine shop, Prestige Products. On January 6, 1951, he married the love of his life Sally Ann Hall in Minneapolis. The couple made their home in Minnesota where three children were born; Joan, James, and Thomas. Bob was a hard worker, committed to his many ventures. Even in "retirement" after the couple returned to the family farm in South Dakota, they raised a herd of over seventy Norwegian Fjord horses. Bob loved collecting anything and everything. You could call him the original "American Picker!" Bob never told a story that wasn't worth repeating and told them best over a cup of coffee. Bob was a member of the Roslyn Lutheran Church, Masons, Eden Lions Club, and former President of Minneapolis Zuhrah Shrine Horse Patrol. He also served as interim administrator at SK Living Center. Bob received the South Dakota State Fair Centennial Farm award, which he took great pride in, keeping the Kjorsvig farm in the family for more than 100 years. Living the cowboy's life was something special to Bob, traveling to Arizona for annual Caballero rides through the desert. Another venture that Bob worked very hard on was The Roslyn Creamery. He was very proud of what it had become, bringing many people to Roslyn for special events held there. Always devoted to the consumption of coffee, Bob even bought a bus which he drove around the area to help others gather for a cup or five. One thing that people who knew Bob might never have been tipped off to: he was of Norwegian ancestry; this was something he was very coy about. Bob passed away in Roslyn, South Dakota at the age of 86 years, one month, and four days. He will be greatly missed by his wife Sally of Roslyn, SD, daughter Joan (Donald) Kjorsvig-Beans of Ely, MN, son James (Janet) Kjorsvig of Maple Grove, MN, four grandchildren: Matthew (Shaina) Saari, Rajiv Kjorsvig, Cynthia Beans, and Kirsten Kjorsvig. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Thomas.
Published on February 24, 2017
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