In Memory

Michael L. Bjorn

Michael Louis Bjorn passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 30, 2019.  He was the son of the late Louis and Elsie Bjorn.  He served in the US Army from July 1, 1966 until his honorable discharge on July 1, 1969.  On July 17, 1976 he married Judith Marie Crow in Kenosha who survives him along with their two children, Brett and Courtney, and two granddaughters, Emery and Evelyn.

Mike was the owner of Mike Bjorn's Fine Clothing and Museum in Kenosha for the last 38 years. He was known as "The Mayor of Downtown Kenosha."  Mike grew up in the Kenosha Schools music program.  His love for music continued after high school while playing in different bands with the longest running being "Bjorn & White." He was also an art teacher at St. Joseph's High School.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Proko Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Internment will be private.  In lieu of flowers the family said, "We know Mike would be thrilled to have donations made to the Manny Mitka Scholarship Fund."  Please contact Kenosha Community Foundation at 262 654-2412 for details on how to donate.

Proko Funeral Home, 5111-60 Street, Kenosha, WI 53144.  Phone 262 654-3533

Visit and sign Mike's Online Memorial Book at:

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06/05/19 07:30 PM #1    

Alan E. Bella


I was shocked and saddened to hear about Mikes passing.  We got together once a month at a meeing of a club we both belonged to.  I would also meet him often at a downtown establishment to chat and quench our thirst.  We both went to grade, middle and high school together.  I remember playing drums with him in the Rambler Band.  Such good times we had. I am going to really miss our chats and laughs.  He was a person, when meeting someone left a lasting impression.  Rest in Peace, my good friend.   

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