Conrad W. Blomker, 82, Eden Valley
January 14, 1934 - June 14, 2016
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley for Conrad Blomker, age 82, of Eden Valley, who passed away Tuesday at his home. Pastor Bryan Hopfensperger will officiate and burial will be at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.
Conrad was born January 14, 1934 to Bernard and Lorraine (Haag) Blomker in Manannah Township. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Conrad married Donna Mae Johnson on April 18, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. He was the owner/operator for Central Pacific Express until his retirement. He was also a member of the Eden Valley American Legion Post 381 and 40&8, was the gambling manager of the Legion and was the former Mayor of Eden Valley. Conrad enjoyed being outdoors, splitting wood, doing yard work and crafting bird houses. He was a big supporter of local sports, especially basketball, baseball and an avid Twins fan. Conrad also liked spending time playing cards, and completing sudoku puzzles. He was strong willed, humble and always willing to help others. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Conrad is survived by his children, Douglas (Susan) of Eagan, James (Kathy) of Paynesville, Sherri (Derek) Larson of Buffalo; siblings, Arneldia Danielson of Waconia, Myra Arnold of Eden Valley, Joan (Sonny) Thielen of Eden Valley, Wallace (Jean) Blomker of Gilbert, AZ, Allen Blomker of Fridley; 8 grandchildren; 1 step granddaughter; and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; sons, Jeffrey and Daniel; brothers in law, Dale Danielson and Isadore Arnold; infant brother, Bernard; and great granddaughter, Madilyn Utsch.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, Paynesville CentraCare and the entire Eden Valley community for all of their support.