Pauline Lois Blom, 91, Luverne, formerly of Leota, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Bethel Reformed Church in Leota. Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Leota Community Cemetery.
Pauline Bruxvoort was born to Henry and Lucy (Meyer) Bruxvoort on Aug. 24, 1927, on a farm two miles southeast of Chandler. She received Christian infant baptism on Oct. 2, 1927, and made confession of her faith in Jesus on Oct. 6, 1946, at the Chandler Reformed Church. Pauline received her education at the Chandler Public School.
On Feb. 18, 1947, she married Dick Blom, and on March 1 they moved to a farm four miles east of Leota where they raised their four children.
Pauline has been a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Leota since she was married and enjoyed Women’s Guild, teaching catechism and going to Sunday School. She also liked to attend women’s Bible studies and worked at the World Home Bible League Thrift Store.
She is survived by four children, Joan (Tom) Strauss, Elkader, Iowa, Diann (Dave) Claassen, Brandon, Florida, Dean (Sue Rehder) Blom, New Hope, and Sherlyn (Jim) DeHoog, San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren by birth and 16 guardianship; two sisters, Nellie Dierenfeld, Edgerton, and Frances Veldkamp, Luverne; in-laws Henrietta Bruxvoort, Chandler, Alvin Blom, Luverne, Glenn and Geraldine Blom, Leota, Frank and Caroline Vander Woude, Chandler, and Earl and Marsha Blom, Luverne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Blom; her parents; her parents-in-law, Chris and Josie Blom; a sister, Dorothy Moret; a brother, Harvey Bruxvoort; in-laws, John Moret, Wallace Dierenfeld, Don and Lois Blom, Jim Veldkamp, Gladys Blom; and a great-grandson, Daniel Zaragoza.
Memorials may be directed to Fishers of Men Mexico (www.fishersofmenmexico.org), an organization founded and directed by granddaughter Julie Claassen.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home, www.dingmannandsons.com.