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Bertrand “Bert” Blom, 87

Jan 14, 2008

Bricelyn — Bertrand “Bert” Jerome Blom, age 87, of Bricelyn, died Jan. 8, 2008 at Albert Lea Medical Center, Albert Lea. Funeral Services were held Jan. 12, 2008 at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Brush Creek Township, Faribault County. Pastor Ed Nieman officiated with burial in the North Blue Earth Lutheran Cemetery, Brush Creek Township, Faribault County. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn was in charge of arrangements.

Bert Blom was born Feb. 8, 1920 in Seely Township, Faribault County, the son of Ben and Johanna (Mork) Blom. He was confirmed at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church and graduated from Bricelyn High School in 1938. He attended the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture and continued with a lifelong career as a farmer near Brush Creek. Bert married Marjorie Monson on July 8, 1951 at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church. He served various positions on the North Blue Earth Church Council and was a member on the Bricelyn Elevator Association Board. He also served as Brush Creek Township Board Treasurer. He raised purebred Shorthorn cattle for a number of years. Bert enjoyed time spent with family and friends, and coffee times at Brush Creek.

He is survived by three sons: Paul (Marsha) Blom and Morris Blom of Bricelyn and Bryan (Tammy) Blom of Byron; five grandchildren: Melanie (Victor) Ferris of Minneapolis, Mark Blom of Bricelyn; Megan (Nathan) Eitzmann of Hardy, Neb., and Andrea and Kristin Blom of Byron; one sister, Sylvia Wulff of Albert Lea; one brother-in-law, Gene Monson of Portland, Ore.; and two nephews, Roger (Lynette) Brooks of Okemos, Mich., and David Brooks of Bricelyn.

Bert was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Blom; parents, Ben and Johanna Blom; one sister, Cassandra Blom; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ila and Ivan Brooks.

Memorials preferred to North Blue Earth Lutheran Church or to the Bricelyn Rescue Squad.