John Harvey Bloom, 91, of Rural Laurel, IA passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 in a house fire at his home. A private graveside service will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes of Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
John was born March, 1 1930 to Harvey Jacob and Marjorie (Albers) Bloom on a farm south of Laurel, IA. He attended Laurel schools where he excelled in baseball and basketball and graduated from Laurel High School in 1948. He married Shirley Joan McCoy from Montour, IA on September 11, 1948. They were blessed with five daughters and one son.
John devoted his life to farming the ground his German Ancestors founded in 1868. He also worked as an Account Executive for Paine-Weber. He loved sports, fishing, old country music, dancing, singing and family.
John is survived by his six children: Florence Denise (Terry) Fountain, Cass Lake, MN; Deborah Jacobson, Marshalltown, IA; Jane (Cal) Wiseman, Gilman, IA; Judy (Brian) Dodds, Nahariyya, Israel; Sheryl (Bill) Mason, Grinnell, IA and John J. ( Ann Dee) Bloom, Laurel, IA. Twelve grand children: Teresa McCall, Craig Cary, Melissa Holmes, Christen Wilbanks, William Wiseman, Angela Foster, Mechelle House, Patrick Laverty, Holly Gustin, Margaret Laverty, Aurora Stowell and John Andrew Bloom. Nineteen great- grand children plus one on the way and five great great grand children plus one on the way.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Shirley, his parents, two sisters: Mary Campbell and Beverly Benson two son-in-laws: Richard Holmes and Craig Jacobson; and one grandchild Justin Campbell.
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! Had such a nice visit when ran into he and Jane a while back! Marvis "Fuller" Drew!
Dear Bloom Family,
Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We are remembering the card parties & other good times shared with John & Shirley and the Hensing family in our younger days.
Our sincere sympathy, Jerry & Elaine Harms
John with great-grandchild Kaylie
So sorry, so many memories from childhood. my heart goes out to you all. Hope you are all well. Be safe. Good vibes your way. Dan Augspurger and family
So sorry for your loss! It's never easy losing a loved one and so tragically. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family!
I will miss you, Grandpa. I won't ever forget your sense of humor and the way you told stories. I wish I could have spent one more a scenic car trip with you.
Some of my favorite memories of grandpa is he always had fudge pops, frozen mini snickers bars and RC file on hand. He also taught most of us grandkids to walk on homemade stilts. He would trot around like a 2 legged pony making it look so easy and funny. Grandpa you are missed and well loved. Missy
So sorry for your loss our prayers are going out to the family. Kevin & Jean Huseboe
So sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
He could grow some corn
Sending prayers for comfort for the family. Thinking of you cousins Jane and Calvin, and the extended family. Love, Margaret Locker and Chris Draffen
Sending condolences across the miles. Cousins Jane and Calvin and family, we are thinking of you. -love, Margaret Locker and Chris Draffen
So sorry to see the loss of John. A good man always enjoyed him. Would see him at the casino as he was there for the horse races got such a kick out of him. And he'd always tell you to take it easy. Well John it's time for you to take it easy rest in peace I'll miss you
So sorry for your loss. He always had a bright smile when he would come to our work. He will be missed. Prayers for the family
I am so sorry to see this. John was a very special person to me while I was working at the casino for 15 years. He will be missed.
Sorry for your loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time
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