Norman Lee Bloom, 90, died Friday December 18, 2015 at Brookdale Liberal Springs in Liberal, KS.
He was born October 3, 1925 at Liberal, KS, the son of Lewis and Mildred (Headrick) Bloom. He was a 1943 graduate of Liberal High School. He served in WWII from 1944-46 as a Chief Petty officer in the Navy.
On September 8, 1946, he married Geraldyne “Jeri” Langhofer at Kismet, KS. She survives.
He resided in Kit Carson County, CO from 1949–2012. In 1962, he began living in Kismet, KS returning to farm in Colorado during the summer.
He was a third generation farmer. He loved the land and was very innovative. The Bloom Family Farm was awarded the Farm Bureau Century Farm Award in 2007. While in Colorado, he served on the Seibert School Board, the Flagler Coop Board and helped build the Sunnydale Church. He also helped bring the first phone service to that area. Wherever Norman was, he was very community minded. He was a member of the Kismet United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a Deacon. He was a charter member of the Kismet Lions Club and was a Past President, member of First National Bank Prestige Club, Mutual Investment Club and a an active member of the Supper Club for 69 years.
Other survivors include two sons-Fred Lee Bloom and wife Kathy of Liberal, KS; Thomas Lynn Bloom and wife Ashley of Denver, CO;
one daughter-Sandra Lou Dalke and husband Bill of Norman, OK;
one Brother- Lewis Theil Bloom and wife Olive of Wichita, KS;
Seven Grandchildren-DeAnna Dalke, Michael Dalke, Raygan Caballero and husband Alfonso “Cabby”, Wil Bloom, Kyle Bloom, Allyson Bloom and Lundra Bloom.
Four Great-Grandchildren- Kaden, Kambri, Khloe and Kruz Caballero.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at 3:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 22nd at Kismet United Methodist Church, Kismet, KS, with Pastor Larry Myers presiding. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Liberal, KS.
Visitation will be from 9 am to 8 pm Monday with the family present from
6 to 7 pm to greet friends at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Kismet United Methodist Church, Kismet Lions Club or Seibert/ Flagler Community Ambulance Fund in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, Kansas 67901.