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Mona Joyce Strom Bullert Jarnstrom

09/21/1928 - 12/13/2021

Mona Joyce Strom Bullert Jarnstrom, 93, of Lake Vermilion-Tower and Bonita Springs, FL, passed away on December 13, 2021 at Edgewood due to Leukemia.

Mona was born September 21, 1928 in Eveleth to John Arthur “Art” and Eva Strom. She was best known for working in her father’s store on the main street of Eveleth, Strom’s Variety, and later the Ben Franklin Store. After graduating from Eveleth High School in 1946, she attended Eveleth Junior College and Duluth Business School.

She married Royal Jarnstrom in 1948 and together had four daughters. After Royal passed away in 1976 and left with 6 year old Kristie to raise, Mona attended Mesabi Community College and graduated from University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1980 with a degree in Business Education. Mona taught at Minnetonka High School, Minneapolis Technical College and retired from Minneapolis North High School in 1993.

In 1993 she married Loyd Bullert and moved to Lake Vermilion, only three miles from the 1925 Jarnstrom family cabin where numerous kids learned to waterski, take sauna and jump off the dock. After her worldly travels, sitting on the shore of Lake Vermilion at her cabin was Mona’s favorite place to be.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Royal Jarnstrom 1976; sister, Norma (Laurie) Aho 1977; beloved son-in-law, Don Holloway 2011; and husband, Loyd Bullert 2011.

Mona is survived by her loving daughters: RaMona Walberg of Virginia, Renee Holloway of Lake Vermilion-Tower and Bonita Springs, FL, Lynn Dee (Mark) Lehto of Lake Vermilion-Tower, and Kristie (Marc) Baumgartner of Bloomington, MN; grandchildren: Jeff (Jenny) Holloway of Shorewood, MN, Matthew (Amanda) Holloway of Minnetonka, MN and Jesse (Abby) Brula of Burnsville, MN; and great grandchildren: Rory and Drew Holloway, Will Holloway and Maddox Brula.

The family would like to thank the loving staff at Edgewood who were Mom’s extended family and Essentia Hospice for their wonderful care. She will be remembered by her witty one-liners and easy going personality.

Memorials preferred to St. James Presbyterian Church, PO Box 413 Tower, MN 55790

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church in Tower on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:30 am.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.


5 thoughts on “Mona Joyce Strom Bullert Jarnstrom”

  1. Diane Bastianelli VonRuden says:

    I was so sad to hear about Mona’s passing. Mona and her entire family have a very special place in my heart. And yes I did learn to sauna, waterski and enjoy Lake Vermillion with all of you. Mona lived a full and wonderful life. She is back with Royal, her true live as she once told me. Sympathy to Lynn Dee, Renee, Ramona and Kristie and their families

  2. Maraha Voss says:


    You hold a special place in my heart. You always were so welcoming whenever I came to visit. We had wonderful conversations and lots of laughter . I always felt like family. You are going to light up the heavens – until we meet again . Love you!

  3. Kim Sheehy says:

    You touched my life Mona Joyce. I will dearly miss your stories, songs and words of wisdom. Go in peace my friend.

  4. Donna Voss Meier says:

    I am SO very sorry to hear about Mona.s passing!! Sending love to all the daughters ,son-in-laws and grandchildren. She will be missed !

  5. sarah m schmidt says:

    I met Mona after she married Lloyd Bullert so there is a long history on Lake Vermilion with Lloyd and then Mona. One time when I was at my cabin close to Moccasin Point on Pine Island, I tried to get back to the island in the night and couldn’t see. It was very dark and windy. I ended up coming back to Moccasin Point Landing and walking down the road in the dark Monas’s house. At first she didn’t want to talk to me through the door . I was soaked and probably didn’t look like anyone she knew! Any ways I convinced her who I was and she let me in and let me used the phone to call my daughter for a place to spend the night. She fed me and offered coffee. I’ll never forget her help but also her reserve at first when I was knocking at her door in the dark. We used to laugh about it later.

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Saturday 06/18/2022 at 11:30 AM
St James Presbyterian Church, Spruce St, Tower, MN, USA