Bonnie Sjulestad

Sjulestad, Bonnie
92, passed away April 20, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born March 30, 1922 to Robert and Mary (Eidelbes) Zavoral in rural Goodridge, MN. She married Swen Sjulestad on June 29, 1941. They raised three daughters and in 1962 they moved to Arizona. Bonnie worked for JC Penney, retiring in 1983. Bonnie enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, sewing, spending time with her family. Survivors include daughters Sandy (Jim) Prigge, Diane (Bob) Randolph, Renae (Bruce) Bjerklie; grandchildren Scott (Bobbi) Prigge, Jeff (Terri) Prigge, Jim (Selina) Prigge, Steve (Nena) Prigge, Michelle (Scott) Whitney, Jason Randolph, Jennifer (Manuel) Vargas, Lisa (Sean) Truelove, Martin (Amanda) Randolph, Chris (Kristy) Bjerklie, Jami (Rich) Hendrickson, Bryan Bjerklie; 28 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Zavoral Loiland, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Swen in 2012; her parents; sisters Helen, Mayme and Betty; and brother Bobby. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. Visitation will be held one hour prior. A reception will follow immediately at the church. Interment will be at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix. Please visit for online condolences.


Funeral Home

Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary
200 West Beardsley Road Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 434-7007

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 25, 2014