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Born in Wausa, Nebraska on Sep. 7, 1928
Departed on Dec. 17, 2016 and resided in Randolph, NE.
Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Service: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
10:30 am
Cemetery: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery
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Eldred Dwight Bloomquist, age 88 of Randolph, died Saturday December 17, 2016 at his home in Randolph. He was born September 7, 1928 at Wausa, Nebraska the son of Martin and Florilla (Ludden) Bloomquist. He attended Golden Rod Country School near Wausa and attended McLean Public School.

Eldred served in the Nebraska Army National Guard from June 23, 1948 until he was honorably discharged on June 13, 1951. He worked for Backhaus Trucking and Pierce County.

On June 28, 1950 Eldred married Armella Colling at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, the couple made their home on the family farm. The couple raised seven children. In October 1995 the couple moved to Randolph. Eldred worked as a school bus driver for Randolph Public Schools from 1989 until retiring in 2008.

He was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving Eldred are his 6 children Valerie and Terry McKibbon of Norfolk; Tony and Deb Bloomquist of Norfolk; Margo and Mark Whitehead of Sioux City, IA; Mary & Dave Kalin of Norfolk; John and Ruth Bloomquist of Randolph; Mark and Rhonda Bloomquist of Randolph; 22 Grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother Neil and Margaret Bloomquist of Randolph; 1 Sister Janiece Wilbeck of Orange City, IA; 1 Sister-In-Law Jannelle and Glenn Gubbels of Sioux City, IA.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Armella in July 1997; 1 Daughter Jane in 1979; 1 Grandchild Emily in 2016; 3 Brothers, Arvid, Duane and Maurice; 3 Sisters-In-Law; 1 Brother-In-Law.

Funeral Service Information
Funeral Services: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church - Randolph
Date: Friday December 23, 2016 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Visitation: 5 – 7:30 P.M. with 7:00 P.M. Christian Wake Service ALL Thursday at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph, NE
Celebrant: Reverend Father Timothy Forget
Music: Organist: Ruth Carstens; Cantor: Marty Thies
Pallbearers: "Eldred's Grandsons" Connor Bloomquist Joe McKibbon Dexter Kalin Jonathon Bloomquist Eric Bloomquist
Honorary Pallbearers: "Eldred's Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren"

Call Johnson Funeral Home if you have questions at 402-337-0711.

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

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