Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Gary E. Blomme, 74, Montrose

Gary Eugene Blomme, 74, of Montrose died Monday, March 22, 2021.

Gary Eugene Blomme, 74 of Montrose, IA died Monday, March 22, 2021 in Montrose, IA.

     He was born July 2, 1946 in Marengo, IA the son of Lawrence and Esther Van Hammie Blomme.  He graduated from Victor HLV High School with the Class of 1964.  

     Gary was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.  

     On November 9, 1968 he was united in marriage to Shirley Toney at the St. Bridges Church in Victor, IA.  She survives.

     Other survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Blomme (Mike Hemmie) of Montrose, IA and Becky Blomme (Peter Boyle) of Warsaw, IL, one son, Buck Blomme (Lori Druppel) of Montrose, IA, one grandchild, Hanna Blomme of Montrose, IA, two sisters, Janice Campbell of Victor, IA and Phyllis Strabala of Riverside, IA and one brother, Duane Blomme of Victor, IA and several brothers and sisters-in- law.

     In his younger years, Gary had been employed by Caldwell Feeds and Victor Locker in Victor, IA.  He later had been employed by the Iowa Gateway Terminal from 1979 until his retirement in 2008.  After his retirement, Gary was a truck driver for Blomme Trucking.

     He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montrose.  

     Gary enjoyed driving around the Montrose area and seeing what was going on.  He loved his dump truck “Katie” and his 1963 Ford, that he was in the process of restoring.  

     A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk with Reverend David Brownfield Ph.D. officiating.  The funeral mass will be lived streamed and may be viewed on the Church of All Saints Facebook page or on their YouTube site which can be found at www.allsaintskeokuk.org/live.   Burial with military rites will be held in the Montrose Cemetery.  

    Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, at the Vigen Memorial home in Keokuk with family meeting with friends at that time.  Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged at both the visitation and the funeral. 

     Memorials may be made to the Montrose Fire Department.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com          

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