WESTBY/CASHTON -- Carol Elaine Bjornstad, 88, of Westby died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Carol was born April 19, 1929, to Reuben and Marie (Lund) Bergh. Shortly after graduating from Cashton High School, she married the love of her life, Vernal Bjornstad July 31, 1948, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cashton. Together they farmed and resided in rural Cashton, raising four children. She was employed by St. Mary’s Home in Sparta, and Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Nordic Village in Westby.

Carol was always a loving mother and totally family oriented. She was a generous, faithful and unselfish woman. She loved flower gardening, and card playing. She was always crafting something, but truly enjoyed her card-making for birthdays and holidays.

Carol is survived by her four children, Jolene Wieman of Sparta, Nan (Wayne) Lowell of Irvine, Calif., Jeff (Donna) Bjornstad of Westby and David (Karri) Bjornstad of Onalaska; her nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Kelley), Amy (Jonathon), Wendy, Justin (fiancée, Darcy), Chris (Hope), Janessa (Kris), Jonny, Cole and Karissa; as well as her four great-grandchildren, Christian, Judson, Kayte Madison and Jackson. Further surviving are her brother, Howard (Donna) Bergh; her sisters, Beverly Haakenson and Ella Karen Lind; a brother-in-law, Jenning (Lois) Bjornstad; and sisters-in-law, Beverly and Hazel Bjornstad; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernal, Jan. 27, 2006.

Funeral services for Carol will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at North Coon Prairie Lutheran Church on Hwy. 27, in Newry, Wis. Pastor Julie Wollman will officiate with burial following the service at North Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call during a visitation one hour before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. also at the church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com.

The Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Westby, is serving the family.

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