View Funeral Webcast\r\n\r\nDonald Omar Bjelde, age 67, died on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the BeeHive Homes of Herriman, Utah. He was born on September 1, 1952 to Clarence Omar Bjelde and Elsie Marie Gartzke. His mother often remarked that because he was born on Labor Day it saved her some labor. Don attended school in Madison, WI graduating from LaFollette High School in 1970. He subsequently served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California. He also attended the Wisconsin School of Electronics. He married Deborah Ann Vallance in the Washington D.C. Temple on July 28, 1976. They were the parents of seven children. Don had a gift for working with computers—both the hardware and the software sides. He returned to school later and got his Bachelor’s Degree in IT. He had a lifelong passion for photography and enjoyed that hobby until his passing.\r\n\r\nDon is survived by Deborah Bjelde, and six children: Donald (Chiyomi) Bjelde, Caroline (Ken) Doll, Benjamin Bjelde, Adam-Alexander (Amy) Bjelde, Elisha (J’liane) Bjelde, and Felisha (Jeff) SaBell; 15 grandchildren, his stepmother, Joan Bjelde, and siblings, Dave (Linda) Bjelde, Dan (Kathy) Bjelde, Doug Bjelde, Debbie (Tom) Bostwick, Denise (Troy) Heninger, Lina Byrne, Omar (Jae) Bjelde, Terri (Mike) Finley, Danny Willey, Paige Housden and Patty King, plus many, many nieces and nephews, and his three first cousins, and aunts and uncles. Don was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Amanda Marie, several uncles, and a nephew.\r\n\r\nDon will be remembered for his big smile and happy attitude towards life. Private funeral services will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:00 am at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah 84095. We invite you to view the service via live webcast at www.jenkins-soffe.com. Burial will follow at West Haven Cemetery.\r\n\r\nThe Bjelde family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at the BeeHive Homes of Herriman, Dr. Richard Frame and the many other health care workers that treated him throughout his long battle with cancer. We also want to thank Quality Hospice and especially Makell, his hospice nurse for their loving care in his final months.