John Bloom, 91John Gaylord Bloom, 91, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Seminary Home.
John Gaylord Bloom, 91, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Seminary Home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Red Wing, the son of Emil and Matilda (Holmquist) Bloom. John grew up on the family farm in Welch. On Jan. 11, 1960, at the age of 38, John married Syvilla (Nelson) Miller. He farmed in Welch and then John, Syvilla, and family moved to the Siewert farm in Featherstone Township. John and the boys farmed the 160-acre farm. John also worked for 22 years at the S.B. Foot Tanning Company sorting hides.
In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling and playing softball in his early years, traveling with his family, and he had a love of horses.
John is survived by his wife, Syvilla; children, Wayne (Jean) Miller, Daniel Miller, William (Gayle) Miller, Mark Bloom, and Bruce Bloom, all of Red Wing, and Linda (Jerry) Zemke of Goodhue; grandchildren Brady (Rachel), Kerby, Cody, Jordan, and Alyssa; one great-granddaughter, Vanessa; one sister, Irene Smith; and by many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Bernice Ready; and infant granddaughter Jessica.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with Reverend Bob Iverson officiating. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Burnside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.