Obit: Bloom, Ralph C. (1924? - 1964)


Surnames: Bloom, Trestrial

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/27/1964

Bloom, Ralph C. (1924? - 22 FEB 1964)

Ralph C. Bloom, 39, editor and publisher of the weekly Stanley Republican, died Saturday night of cancer at Victory Memorial Hospital in Stanley. He had been ill six weeks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Carl Peters officiated. Burial was in Center City, Minn.

Mr. Bloom had been in the newspaper business the past 17 years, and last year was awarded first place prize for general excellence of his paper by the Wis. Press Association, of which he was a member. He also had won the first place award given by the Wis. Association of Newspaper Improvement.

Since 1960, Mr. Bloom had been publishing the Republican there. He was born at Center City, Minn. and had attended Alfred University in new York. During World War I, he served in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart.

After the war he was publisher and editor of the Uppsala Tribune in Minnesota, and from 1952 to 1959 he edited the Sacred Heart News, another Minnesota weekly.

Mr. Bloom was a member of the Stanley Lions Club, vice president and charter member of the Stanley Industrial Association, and a trustee of Church. He was active in Boy Scout work and in state press associations.

Surviving him are his wife, Ardis; five children, Tom, Douglas, Wendy, Nancy, and Kathleen, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Louis C. Bloom, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Trestrial, both of Menlo Park, Calif.



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