Blair-Bjerke-Obituary

Blair Bjerke

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Nancy,we are very sorry to learn about Blair. I remember some great times working together at CDC and also our fishing adventures with the guys. Blair was a consummate HR professional and a good friend always enjoyable to be around. He will be missed by all. Sandy and I are sorry for your loss and hope to see you again at the arboretum. Tom and Sandy Seldon

Nancy—
Seeing Blair’s obituary brought back memories of CDC days. You and he were both outstanding HR people in my book. At the end of my days Blair took me out to lunch and shared helpful hints that served me well as I transitioned into other employment outside of CDC at age 55.
When I thanked him he said simply, “Don’t thank me. Just pass it on.” And I did—many times—and often thought of him when I did.
You both made a significant impression on me along the way.

Another couple 1951 HS classmates also are so sorry to hear about your loss of Blair. Since I was a "B", we were alphabetically seated close in many study halls at RFHS. Chuck spent all his working years at Control Data & Seagate so they would see each other there too. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Hugs, Chuck & Pat (Boushek) Kelly

Nancy, I was saddened to learn of Blair's passing. I worked with Blair during the early years at Control Data and was so impressed with his professional HR expertise I encouraged him to move back to the Twin Cities in the 70's to be my Personnel Manager at the Roseville division. It was a decision I never regretted. It was my great good fortune to know and work with both of you during my long career at Control. My thoughts are with you, Nancy.

Nancy, so sorry to hear about Blair's passing, as you know I worked with Blair for several years at Seagate and you for many years at Computing Devices. My thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Doris Oberg

Nancy - What sad news - but what good memories! Blair was one of a kind & I will miss him.

Dear Nancy,
I'm so sorry to learn of your husband, Blair's death. May your family, friends and those who love you and Blair surround you with care and comfort. Hopefully, we can get together soon to offer condolences in person.
Thinking of you, Nancy.
Gerry Bingham

Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Blair was the HR Recruiter who brought me to Seagate 17 years ago, and during the years that followed he helped me recruit and hire several engineers. He was a gentleman, a scholar, and a friend. He and I attended a couple of job fairs together, and he was also a lot of fun to be with. I’ll always remember him. We have already missed him for several years at the office, and now I am saddened to know that he is gone from you.

I am so sorry to hear of Blair's passing. We of the class of 51 were looking forward to a reunion this year.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy. Love, Chuck Burmeister

Obituary

Blair's Obituary

Blair Bjerke passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on March 6, 2011.