Ken (Oscar) Bloom, Born on April 2, 1925 in Wheat Ridge, Co. Died on February 2, 2020 in Berthoud, Co. He was 94 years old and still living on his own.
Preceded in death by Father Gustav Bloom, Mother Christina, brothers: Eric, Nils, Knute, Carl, great grandson Colton Lambert and granddaughter Natalie Bloom (daughter of Dan/Tyra Bloom).
Married 1947 to 1964 to Patricia Cox who died July 28, 2019 age 91 (Patricia had one more son Bob (Sun) Mancini and son Luke.)
Survived by brother Frank (Doretta) Bloom. Sons and daughter (from Patricia): Dan (Margie) Bloom, Don (Lynda) Bloom, Pat (Cindy) Bloom and daughter Becky Feola.
Grandchildren: Jennifer (Joe) Bubick, Micah (Lauren) Bloom, Ashley (Tony) Tharp, Tate Bloom, Wade (Tina) Bloom, Leah (Jon) Birmingham, Genesa (Ezra) Lambert, Alexis Solano.
Great grandchildren: Jackie, Racheal, Nicole Howard and Andrew Bubick; Axl Bloom, Greyson Bloom; Nijel and Najji Birmingham; Levi, Dalton, Jael, Shilo and Josie Lambert; Tania, Livia and Maksim Solano.
Great great grandchild: Emilio Henry ( Nicole Howard) Nieces and Nephews
Ken's parents emigrated from Sweden and settled in Colorado. They had 6 sons that helped work on Gustavs celery farm in Wheat Ridge Co. In 1938, there was an article in the Denver Post about the farm with a picture of the eldest 3 boys working the fields: Eric, Nils and Ken (Oscar). The caption brought out how Colorado's pascal celery was famed throughout the entire world!
Ken entered the Army in 1945. He was in the 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He received an Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, WW2 Victory medal and Army of Occupation medal. He completed his service in 1946.
Shortly after marriage, Ken's family was introduced to new Bible truths about Jehovah God and his promise of a peaceful new world (paradise on earth) that would put an "end to death, mourning and pain." (Rev. 21:3,4). This would be under Gods Kingdom rule through his son Jesus Christ as promised in the Lords prayer (Matthew 6:9,10) where "God's will would be done on earth as in heaven". He was baptized in 1951. In 1965, Ken left the farm he had in Fort Morgan and with his sons moved to the Denver area. They worked in concrete construction. With their skills in this area, Ken and his sons volunteered time through the years to build and renovate Kingdom Halls for Jehovah's Witnesses. Ken continued to volunteer in New York, Mexico, along with the entire state of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. This work brought him a lot of joy throughout the decades and he always looked forward to seeing all his friends. Ken also served as an elder for several years in different congregations.
Ken traveled to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Portugal. In the late 1970s he lived for several years in Montana where he also had many good friends. Ken will be missed by not only his physical family but also by his large spiritual family!
Memorial services will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Berthoud, CO. on February 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m, located at 309 N. County Road 21 Berthoud, CO 80513
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