In Memory of Ronald D. "Ron" Bloom

Ronald D. "Ron" Bloom
Ronald D. "Ron" Bloom
Born: January 5, 1930
Died: April 13, 2016
Age: 86
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Ronald D. "Ron" Bloom
January 5, 1930 - April 13, 2016
From: Wall Lake, IA

Ronald D. Bloom, age 86, of Wall Lake, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. The Reverend Ken Miller will officiate. Committal Services will be held in the Wall Lake Cemetery, of Wall Lake, Iowa with military rites conducted by the Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion, of Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to 

Ronald D. Bloom was born on January 5, 1930, in Battle Creek, Iowa, to Anvey and Hilma (Johnson) Bloom. The family farmed in the Ida County area for a year before moving to a farm northeast of Arthur, Iowa in 1931. Ron attended Blaine Township country school through the fourth grade. After fourth grade he attended school in Arthur and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1948.

Following high school, Ron assisted an area farmer before enlisting into the United States Air Force in July of 1951. He was stationed in Springfield, Massachusetts and Iceland before being honorably discharged in July of 1955.

Ron returned home to live with his father in Odebolt, Iowa. Ron started working for Adam’s Ranch cow/calf operation, where he later became a foreman for 10 years.

Ron entered into marriage to Barbara Jean Kyle in the United Methodist Church of Greene, Iowa on December 29, 1957. The couple made their home in Odebolt, Iowa, and were blessed with two children, Jeff and Karen. The family resided in Odebolt for 10 years             before relocating to the family farm west of Wall Lake, Iowa in 1966.

Ron was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. He served on the Odebolt Farmer’s Elevator Coop’s Board of Directors from 1986 to 1989.

Ron had a passion for farming and everything related to it. He was a people person with the ability to remember dates, places, and faces. Never knowing a stranger, Ron had the gift to converse with anyone around him.  He enjoyed his annual trips to the Clay County Fair. His true treasure in life were his family and the farm.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Tori Renee Green.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 58 years, Barb Bloom of Wall Lake, IA; children, Jeff (Jill) Bloom of Portland, OR, Karen (Marty) Morrow of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Bloom of Portland, OR, and Joe Green of Cedar Rapids, IA.


11:00 a.m., Monday,
April 18, 2016

United Methodist Church
Odebolt, Iowa


Pastor Ken Miller


Kurt Carstensen
Casey Carstensen
Terry Neville
Troy Neville
Brad Polzien
Charles Lindberg

Honorary Pallbearers

Bernard Lansink
Jim Scott
Leonard Carstensen
Frank Neville
Richard Sievers
William Krusentjerna


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Christensen ~ Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Donna Carlson, Organist


Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa

Military Rites:
Roose Post No. 313
of the American Legion
Odebolt, Iowa


Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:22 PM
“Barb, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. May God give you peace and comfort during this sad time. Our deepest sympathy. ”
- Jeff and Jodie Hudson
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM
“May this dear family draw comfort from the many friends that you have. This lost will take time to heal but by reading this promise made by our heavenly Father in Revelation 21:3-5 the pain will not be as bad. (”
- Mycena Dickerson
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:41 PM
“Dear Barb and Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. We had many good times growing up next door in Greene and later on connecting at the IIRA reading conferences in Des Moines. My prayers and sympathy to all of you at this time. Good Bless.

Mary Lou Murphy

- Mary Lou Murphy
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:47 PM
“My deepest sympathies to your family. May God bless and keep you all. ”
- JanetDetermann Lightfoot
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM
“Dear Barb,
Was so sorry to hear of Ron's death. He was always so friendly, had time to have a chat with me.
I'm sure he will be greatly missed, but now he rests in our Savior's arms. Our sincere sympathy.
God's Blessings, Joan & Leon Petersen”
- Joan K. Petersen
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM
“Many, many, many wonderful memories with all you guys growing up! Watching Godzilla movies on Creature Feature at your house on Saturday nights! Always felt so welcome. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!

Bob Heidenreich
Fort Dodge”
- Bob Heidenreich
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