John M. "Jack" Blommer, 81
St. Joseph, Minnesota
July 6, 1932 - December 6, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, for John M. "Jack" Blommer, age 81, of St. Joseph. Jack passed away peacefully December 6, 2013 at his home with family at his side. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery in St. Joseph with full military honors.
Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, December 9th and after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday all at the St. Joseph Parish Gathering Space in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the church.
Jack was born July 6, 1932 in St. Cloud to Martin and Helen (Habiger) Blommer. After graduating from Cathedral High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years during the Korean War. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for a number of years, before working for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier for 38 years. He married Theresa Zwack on June 14, 1960 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton.
Jack was active in his St. Joseph community. He was a devoted member of St. Joseph Parish where he served on the Cemetery Board for 45 years and as Chairman of the Board for 33 years. He served Masses as a youth and as an adult, ushered and helped with the Fourth of July Festival for over 50 years. Jack was a member of the St. Joseph American Legion Post 328, Knights of Columbus Council 7057, St. Joseph Rod and Gun Club where he was Treasurer for 11 years, and as Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America for 13 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker and gardener. He shared much of his garden produce and smoked fish with the Poor Clares Monastery, St. Joseph Lab School, Food Shelf, family members and many friends.
Jack is survived by his wife Theresa, of 53 years; children Peter (Judy) Blommer of Eagan, Julianne (Tim) Buttweiler of St. Cloud, Josile (Wayne) Schreifels of St. Cloud, Rita (Paul) Lodermeier of St. Joseph, Mary (Marc) Haehn of St. Michael and Linda (Bill Reichert) Blommer of Sartell; 10 grandchildren, brother Daniel (Maxine) Blommer and sister Juanita Wetterlund.
Preceding him in death were his parents, granddaughter Bridget Hartung and son-in-law Harold Hartung.
Jack's family would like to thank Coborn's Cancer Center and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for their kindness and care.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 8, 2013