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John Ray Bjorndahl | Passages

March 8, 2013 · Updated 10:41 AM

John Ray Bjorndahl / Courtesy

KEYPORT — John Ray Bjorndahl died Feb. 26. He was 69.

Born on July 20, 1943 in Aberdeen, adopted by Ray A. and Evelyn A. (Thornton) Bjorndahl. Graduated from Montesano High School.

Served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-65, transferred to Navy Reserve, honorably discharged in 1967. Statio ned at Bremerton Naval Hospital as a corpsman, served along with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. Earned the Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Attended Grays Harbor College, worked as a com-mercial loan analyst and loan review specialist, retiring after 40 years.  Member of the Poulsbo Kiwanis and the Lions Club of Alaska. Enjoyed photography, hiking and traveling.  Survived by his wife, Elsie Bjorndahl of Keyport; sons, Mike Campbell of Eureka, Calif., Eric Bjorndahl of Brighton, Mich., John Bjorndahl Jr. of Bothell; stepsons, David Lindquist of Poulsbo, Mike Lindquist of Bremerton, and Matt Lindquist of Everett; eight grandchildren.

Celebration of life March 9, 2 p.m., Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo. Memorial donations preferred to Gateway Fellowship Global Missions, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Online memorial: www.lewischapel.com.

— Family of John Ray Bjorndahl



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