Richard Steven “Dick” Bjornas, age 83, born in Chicago, IL and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his residence. He retired from Quincy Compressor where he worked from 1967 to 1995 as plant manager and supervisor of the engineering department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Maquoketa, IA Jaycees, an avid bowler and loved to golf. He had a hole in one on #2 at Holly Hills where he served as treasurer of the Holly Hills Men's Association. He was also a member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Lee Benson Bjornas of Bay Minette, AL; his children, Debra Jean (Roy) Holton of Bay Minette, AL, Richard Steven (Joan) Bjornas, Jr. of Sharpsburg, GA and Denise Lynn (David) Smith of Camp Point, IL; nine grandchildren, Tammy (Harry Streich) Crady, Jason (Shakeisha) Gray, Michelle (Bryant) Malaski, Mathew Bjornas, Andrew Bjornas, Isaac (Brittany) Smith, Rebecca (Ben) Askew, Jacob (Brittany) Smith and Joseph Smith; thirteen great grandchildren, Jazmyne (Devin Wood) Crady, Lillian Crady, Charlie Vanamburg, Austin Vanamburg, Zane Gray, Gage Gray, Griffin Gray, Jadon Smith, Alexandra Askew, Jonathan Askew, Emma Rose Askew, Nikolai Smith and Barrett Smith and one great great granddaughter, Freyja Marie Wood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Blair Beaver officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service at the First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1508, Bay Minette, AL 36507.