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Edwin Joseph Bloomer


Edwin Joseph Bloomer, 92, also known as “Ed” or “Bud,” passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, at Glenwood Healthcare in Seymour. The son of Thomas and Martha (Guns) Bloomer, he was born in Ladysmith, Wisc., on July 8, 1929.  On Aug. 2, 1958, he married Gwen Hebbring in Winter, Wisc. They have seven children, Robert, Anna, Roger, Kara, Allen, Kevin and Kurt. He was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the Air Force as an Airman 1st Class. Having bought the family farm in Tony, Wisc., he lived there until June of 1973, when he moved his family to Pleasant Prairie, Wisc. Edwin also worked at American Motors, Chrysler in Kenosha, Wisc., from 1970 until April of 1989 when he retired. He moved to Birch Tree in December of 1989. Then a few years later, he moved to Mountain Grove, where he lived the remainder of his life. He loved his family and loved to travel, taking many trips mainly in the U.S. and Canada. Some of his hobbies and interests included doing family history, which he spent many hours working on, and enjoying the outdoors. Throughout his life, he enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, chess, and checkers, putting puzzles together and doing crossword puzzles. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Martha Bloomer; nine siblings, Thomas, Jeanette, Blanche, Clayton, Wayne, Patricia, David, John and Raymond; son, Allen; daughter-in-law, Candy; and grandson, Andrew. He is survived by Gwen; six children, Robert Bloomer, Anna (Scott) Larsen, Roger (Kathy) Bloomer, Kara (Virgil) Stephens, Kevin Bloomer and Kurt Bloomer; daughter-in-law, Theresa Malburg; 12 grandchildren, Danny, Amber, Joe, David, Annalicia, Thomas, Erin, Bethany, Lauren, Jacob, Chance and Amanda; three step-grandchildren, April, Rachel and Diane; nine great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Tyler, Kayleigh, Jasper (JAC), Isla, Christian, Kamdin, Juniper and Luke; nine step-great-grandchildren, Sarah, Odelia, Kenneth, Nathaniel, Alexander, Kira, Jessica, Matthew and Arianna; and two siblings, Priscilla VanHeesch and Daniel (Sharon) Bloomer. He will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation for Edwin Bloomer was held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, from 9-10 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove. Funeral Services followed visitation at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Song selections were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “Far Side Bank of Jordan.” Danny Bloomer, Thomas Bloomer, Joe Bloomer, Jacob Larsen, Jasper Campbell and Kurt Bloomer served as pallbearers.  Burial was in Willow Springs Cemetery in Mountain Grove, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home – Mountain Grove. Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.