Funeral services for Dale Bloomquist, age 91, of Wausa, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Wausa. Pastor Mark Hablutzel will officiate, with burial in Magnet Cemetery in Magnet, Nebraska.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5824 and United States Navy Honor Team.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa.
Dale died Friday, October 6, 2017, at Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wausa.
Dale Franklin Bloomquist, son of Harold and Kathryn (Popken) Bloomquist, was born June 24, 1926, on a farm east of Wausa. They later moved into Magnet and then to a farm south of Magnet where his grandparents lived. Dale attended twelve years of school in Magnet. In February 1945, he enlisted in the Navy. He spent two years in the Pacific. He was aboard USS Waldron at Japan when the peace treaty to end World War II was signed. He returned home in July of 1947.
On January 4, 1949, Dale married Delores Thelen in Randolph. They made their first home west of Magnet. This is where Leonard, Raymond, and Doug were born. In 1953, Dale and Delores bought a farm north of Magnet where they resided for 50 years. This is where Kenneth, Linda, Paul, Betty, and Gary were born. In 2003, they bought their present home in Wausa. Dale has resided at Countryside Villa and Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center the past three and a half years. Dale enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling during winter months, and fishing trips to Minnesota in the summer.
Dale is survived by his wife, Delores of Wausa, Nebraska; sons, Raymond (Betty) Bloomquist of Lincoln, Nebraska, Douglas Bloomquist of Omaha, Nebraska, Kenneth (Deb) Bloomquist of Wausa, Paul (Lynn) Bloomquist of Wausa, and Gary (Suzann) Bloomquist of Magnet, Nebraska; daughter, Betty (Curt) Seagren of Wausa; son-in-law, Tim (Linda) Korth of Randolph, Nebraska; one brother, Dwight (Lois) Bloomquist of Wausa; two sisters, Shirley (Dan) Dawson and Connie Wintz, all of Wausa; 29 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one son, Leonard and his wife, Linda; daughter, Linda Korth; his parents; one sister; and two brothers-in-law.