Obit: Blomberg, Mabel L. (1926 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Armstrong, Blomberg, Carlson, Francour, Jerod, Price, Stolhammer, Van Camp, Watt

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 08/08/2013

Blomberg, Mabel L. (Stolhammer) (21 FEB 1926 - 5 AUG 2013)

Mabel L. Blomberg, 87, Ogema, died on Monday, Aug. 5 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema, with Rev. Rodney Price and Rev. Paul Van Camp officiating. Interment will be at Garden of Memory in the Town of Hill. Pallbearers are Ryan Watt, Adam Francour, and Jon G., Jerod, Jon T., Joel and Jordan Blomberg.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Mabel Stolhammer was born on February 21, 1926 in Chicago, IL, to the late John W. and Ruth F. (Carlson) Stolhammer. She attended Chicago area schools.

On February 3, 1951 at South Shore Baptist Church in Chicago, she married Wilbert A. Blomberg, who preceded her in death on December 24, 1997. She was an accomplished piano player ~ and self-taught organ player, and taught music throughout .her life.

She was member of Ogema Baptist Church where she was the lead organ and piano player for seven decades, the Ladies Aid Willing Workers and was a Sunday school teacher, led neighborhood Bible studies, and was a past member of God's Invasion Army. She enjoyed reading, baking, knitting, crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruthie (Blair) Watt of Marshfield and Peggy (Joe) Francour of Merrill; five sons, Ron (Cyndi) of Cypress, CA, Jerry (Jennifer), Dan (Chris) and
Steve (Krista), all of Ogema, and Tom (Donna) of Iron River, MI; three brothers, Reuben (Doris) of Chicago, IL, Kenneth (Sig) of Hibbing, MN, and Don (Donna) of Bemidji, MN; a brother-in-law, George Armstrong of Belle Aire Bluffs, FL; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Armstrong, and two grandchildren, Joy Korine Blomberg and Linnea Marie Francour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in her name to Ogema Baptist Church for missions and music.



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