Published On: Wed, Feb 29th, 2012

Obituary – Arvid Bloomquist

RANDOLPH — Arvid Bloomquist, 89, Randolph, formerly of McLean, died Feb. 20, 2012, with his loving family and friends surrounding him.
Visitation was Feb. 24 at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Services were Feb. 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, rural McLean. Rev. Derrick Fallon officiated.
Pallbearers were Arvid’s grandsons Tom Bloomquist, Adam Bloomquist, J.T. Best, Jimmy Bloomquist, Sam Bloomquist and Jake Bloomquist.
Honorary pallbearers were all of Arvid’s granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Arvid Ludden Bloomquist, son of Martin and Florilla (Ludden) Bloomquist, was born May 14, 1922, on a farm northeast of Wausa. The family moved to a farm north of McLean. Arvid attended school at Goldenrod rural school. He worked on several farms around the McLean area. In 1944, he began working at Schomberg Feed and Grain at McLean. Arvid married Vaun L. Schomberg Dec. 22, 1946, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph. They lived in Belden and then moved to an acreage north of McLean before moving into McLean in 1959. They purchased Schomberg Feed and Grain in 1963 and continued there until they retired and sold the business in September 1995.
Arvid was a member of St. Lutheran Church, past member of St. John’s Men in Mission, the church council, the McLean Village Town Board, and the McLean/Osmond Fire Department.
Arvid is survived by his wife of 65 years, sVaun; three sons Richard and wife, Elaine Bloomquist, Randolph; Rodney and wife, Teresa Bloomquist, Norfolk; Michael Bloomquist, McLean; and one daughter, Debra Bloomquist, Creighton; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eldred Bloomquist, Randolph, and Neil and wife, Sally Bloomquist, McLean; one sister Janiece Wilbeck, Orange City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Maurice, in infancy, and Duane; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.