The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 18, 2013

Frank A. Bjerstedt

Star Beacon

MENTOR — Frank A. Bjerstedt, age 85, of Mentor, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Kemper House in Mentor.

He was born June 20, 1928 in Ashtabula. Mr. Bjerstedt was active with the Ashtabula High School class of 1946 alumni and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Irene (Jarosz); sons, Tom (Ines) Bjerstedt and Bob (Cindy) Bjerstedt; daughters, Mary Lynn Tonti-Bjerstedt, Carol (Andy) Thomas and Leslie (Bill) Shearstone; grandchildren, Eric (Ingrid), Anna, Christina, Sarah, Lee, William, Amanda and Matthew; and sister, Patricia Jean Bjerstedt.

He was preceded in death by his 14 month old daughter, Karen Lynn Bjerstedt; and parents, Anton and Hazel Bjerstedt.

Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at BRUNNER SANDEN DEITRICK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4924.

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