Obituary Record

Gene R Bloemker
Died on 2/2/2017

Posted on line 3 Feb 2017; Published in The Pilot Tribune 7 Feb 2017; also in the Fremont Tribune 3 Feb 2017

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Gene R. Bloemker, age 86, of Fremont, died Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Nye Pointe. Gene was born December 9, 1930, on a farm northeast of Fontanelle to George and Dorothy (Fuchs) Bloemker. He attended Fontanelle and St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary schools. He attended Fontanelle High School through the 10th grade and graduated from Fremont High School in 1948. He married Harriet Giesselmann on October 7, 1952. They farmed north of Arlington until moving to Blair in 1970. He managed alfalfa pellet storage plants in Blair and Fremont. He moved to Dakota City in 1985 and worked for MCI doing maintenance and construction work. He retired and moved back to Fremont in 1996. Gene served in the active Navy Reserves from 1950 to 1958.

Gene was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Woodworking and golf filled Gene’s retirement years with joy and satisfaction.

He was preceded in death by brothers Rev. Rudy Bloemker and Robert Bloemker.

Survivors include wife Harriet of Fremont; sons, Randy (Wanda) of Blair, Russell (Dawn) of Manchester, Missouri; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Kappeler of Fremont; sisters-in-law, Meta Giesselmann of Fremont, Cathy Giesselmann of Fremont, Lola Scheer of Arlington.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Peace Lutheran Church east of Fremont (2102 County Road 26, 1 ½ miles east of bypass on Highway 30). Pastor Sean Tyler will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m., with the family present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue for one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Online guestbook at

Omaha World Herald 4 Feb 2017

Bloemker, Gene R. Age 86 Of Fremont. Survived by his wife, Harriet of Fremont; sons: Randy (Wanda) of Blair; Russell (Dawn) of Manchester, MO; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Kappeler of Fremont; sisters-in-law: Meta Giesselmann of Fremont; Cathy Giesselmann of Fremont; Lola Scheer of Arlington. FUNERAL: 2pm, Monday, Peace Lutheran Church east of Fremont. Burial in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund. VISITATION: Sunday, 2-6pm, family present 2-4pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Visitation one hour before service at the church. Online guestbook at LUDVIGSEN MORTUARY 1249 E. 23rd St., Fremont, NE 402-721-4440

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

FindaGrave # 175947851

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 2/7/2017