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Edna A. Blomquist, 101

Edna A. Blomquist, 101, of Hallock, Minnesota passed at Kittson
Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011.
Edna Augusta Rice was born July 18, 1910 at Lake Bronson, Minnesota
the daughter of Dennis and Augusta (Rideout) Rice.  Edna graduated
from Lake Bronson High School in 1930.  She attended nursing school
in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and later graduated as an LPN in St. Paul,
Minnesota.  Edna married Johnny Blomquist at the Lancaster Lutheran
Church on October 15, 1936.  They settled near Lake Bronson and
farmed there.  They built a new home in 1957 and after retirement
they wintered in Arizona.  Edna and Johnny moved to the Heritage
Apartments at Hallock in 1987.  Johnny passed away that same year.
Edna moved into Rivers Edge assisted living in 2008 and to the
Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in 2010.  
    She is survived by a son, Danny  and his wife, Angela, Hallock, MN;
a daughter-in-law, Cindy (Dennis) Sobolik, Hallock; grandchildren,
Melanie (Dirk) Hanson, Moorhead, Kathy Blomquist, Killaloe, Ontario,
Jon (Denise) Blomquist, Hallock and Paul (Kirstin) Blomquist,
Hallock; great grandchildren, Gwen (Kevin) Gjovik, Beth (Shawn)
Halvorson, Dana Blomquist, Soren Blomquist and Finn Blomquist; and
great great grandchildren, Ava, Abigail and Mahren.  She was preceded
in death by her husband, Johnny; a son, Monte in 1988; five brothers,
Arthur, Lloyd, Donald, Kenneth and Charles and sisters, Dorothy and
Gladys.
     Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at
2:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Bronson, Minnesota.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Lake Bronson.  Visitation
will be at the Austin Funeral Home in Hallock on Saturday morning
from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and at the the church in Lake Bronson
for one hour prior to the funeral service.  Pastor Kathy Levenhagen,
presiding.  Special music will be provided by Laurie Johnson, Valerie
Blomquist, Denise and Dana Blomquist, Michelle and Morgan Blomquist
and Marjorie Hawk.  Casket bearers will be Jon Blomquist, Paul
Blomquist, Steve Blomquist, Dirk Hanson, Soren Blomquist and Finn
Blomquist. 

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