Donald Peter Bjornson (1931-2017)

Donald Peter Bjornson
December 13, 1931 – June 3, 2017

Donald Peter Bjornson, 85, of O’Fallon, IL, born December 13, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN passed away on June 3, 2017.

Donald loved his family and reveled in the role of being a father and grandfather. His true passion was his country, serving 31 years in the United States Air Force. Donald entered the Air Force through the enlisted ranks and retired as a Colonel. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Stella Bjornson; parents, Trygve and Hannah, nee Christofferson; one brother, James Bjornson; and one sister, JoAnne Whitman, nee Bjornson.

He is survived by two children, David (Janis) Bjornson of O’Fallon, IL and Brian (Patti) Bjornson of O’Fallon, IL; grandchildren, Joshua Bjornson, Kirsten Bjornson, Cody Bjornson, Mariellen Veach, and Kelly Veach; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society ( Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.