Obit: Blomberg, Ivar H. (1924 - 2000)
Surnames: BLOMBERG BROOKS LEMASTER BEFELDT RHODY NELSON GRAVELY
----Source: Star News Mar. 29, 2000
Blomberg, Ivar H. (1924-2000)
Ivar H. Blomberg, 76, Town of Spirit, died Wednesday, March 22, at Memorial Hospital in Medford.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 25 at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema, with Rev. H. David Root and Rev. James LeMaster officiating. Interment took place in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Town of Hill, with military honors conducted by Spirit American Legion Post.
Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice assisted the family with arrangements.
Ivar Blomberg was born on January 29, 1924 to the late George and Lillian Blomberg. He was a 1941 graduate of Rib Lake High School and served in the US Army during WWII.
His marriage to Myrtle Brooks, who survives, took place on June 8, 1947 at El Paso, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Western College in 1954, Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1958 and Theology Masters degree in 1975 from Bethel Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from the Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983. He was ordained to the ministry in 1950, and served as pastor at Baptist Church in Dell City, Texas, Spirit, LaPorte, Minn., Aitkin, Minn., West Concord, Minn., and St. Paul, Minn. He was the Midwestern Area Representative of the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society for 12 years.
He was a member of the Ogema Baptist Church, Spirit American Legion Post, and Ogema Lions. He served as the first president of the Fellowship of Minnesota Conservative Baptists, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwest College at Roseville, Minn. for 30 years.
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Tim, St. Paul two daughters, Judy (Rev. James) LeMaster, Ogema, and Debby (Wayne) Berfeldt, St. Paul three sisters, Grace (Harold) Rhody, Spirit, Betty (Floyd) Nelson, Ogema, and Edythe (Rev. Robert) Gravely, Wilmar, Minn. seven brothers, Rev. Edwin (Jewell), Lyle (Kathy), and John (Myrtle), all of Ogema, Roy (Rev. Terri), Greenwood, Clark County, WI Palmer (Madelyn), Medford, Lawrence (Joyce), Rhinelander, and George (Hope), Ashland seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James and three brothers, Alan, Wilbert, and infant Palmer.
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