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Donald Lee Blohm



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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 

4351 Parnell Avenue NE

Ada, MI 49301

Donald Lee Blohm, age 89 of Lowell, MI passed Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. Don was born at home on a family dairy farm near Seymour, WI to the parents of Herbert and Delores (Hurst) Blohm in a family of nine children.

Preceding Don into the arms of God is his cherished wife of 49 years, Naomi Dorothea Petcoff, passed 2007; brother, LeRoy Blohm; sisters, Beverly Weber and Janice Wichman. He is survived by his siblings, Melvin Blohm, Lois Buelow, Carol Ganzel, David Blohm, Joanne Blohm. Don is also loved and survived by his three children, Craig Blohm, Kirk Blohm (Lisa Philion), Dana Blohm (Schneider); and his three grandchildren, Mack, Ava, and Lydia Schneider.

Born in 1932, Don graduated high school and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Mining School and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After an honorable discharge, Don married his high school sweet-heart Naomi and moved to Michigan. Don worked in the chemical engineering automotive industry through the years, restauranteur, and salesman. He often enjoyed breakfast politics and friends at the local diner. Don lived a lifelong dream of building and designing his own home. He was an avid planter of

fruit-bearing trees and bushes; admirer of flowers and a bird watching enthusiast. He is especially missed by his son, Kirk, who so selflessly and steadfastly enabled Don to live out his elder years in his home he built and compassionately walked with him every day and into his final days as Don desired. He will be ever remembered and honored for his homesteading spirit and gentile nature loving soul.

Burial services will be handled by Roth-Gerst Funeral Home of Lowell, MI. Don will be ushered to rest beside his beloved wife Naomi at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Cemetery, 4351 Parnell Avenue NE Ada, MI 49301. In lieu of condolences or flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church who so faithfully care for the resting places of our loved ones. Any cards of sympathy or communications are asked to be sent to 11595 Finn Ave Lowell, MI 49331.

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  1. Donald, was searching for you to tell about our pending 72nd Seymour High School reunion.
    I always enjoyed talking with you about the “old days” at Seymour and how we lived after those years. You did well my friend, had a wonderful wife and family and am sure God met you with open arms. You are missed.

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