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Burton Blomberg

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Burton L. Blomberg, age 67, of Sioux Rapids, died on Sunday, August 11, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m.at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove with the Reverend Sanford Sill officiating. Burial will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove.

Burton Lee Blomberg was born August 25, 1935, in Sioux City, the only child of Elmer and Alice (Johnson) Blomberg. He was baptized and confirmed in the 1st Covenant Church in Sioux City. He attended Sioux City schools and graduated from Sioux City Central High School with the class of 1953. Burt worked in Sioux City until the spring of 1955 when he and his mother moved to Alta. He worked at Robinson's Dairy in Storm Lake.

On June 21, 1959 he was united in marriage to DeEtte Jean Sewalson at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. The couple lived in Alta for one year while DeEtte was teaching and in the spring of 1960 they moved to Linn Grove to begin farming with DeEtte's father. Burt continued to farm until 1995 when his health forced him to retire. In 1996 the couple moved to Sioux Rapids. Burt was a loving father to Tom and Susan. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on various church boards. He was a past director of the Linn Grove and Marathon elevators, a member of the board of Sioux Valley Community School.

Burt was a member of the Linn Grove Barbershoppers and loved "singing with the boys". He enjoyed making his daily coffee rounds, raising "top of the market" cattle, sports of all kinds and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, DeEtte of Sioux Rapids, a son Tom and his wife, Gina of Linn Grove; a daughter, Susan Hodge and her husband, Michael of Henderson, Nevada; five grandchildren, Trent, Claire and Trace Blomberg of Linn Grove; Emily and Alex Hodge of Henderson, Nevada. Also surviving are a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Phyllis and Merlin Landsness of Marathon and numerous extended family members and friends.

Preceding Burt in death were his parents.