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Richard "Dick" A. Blomberg, 89, of Rockford, peacefully passed away at his home on July 11, 2017. He was born on February 18, 1928 in Rockford, the son of Arthur and Ruby (Stromquist) Blomberg. He married Eunice Backen on June 28, 1953 and they enjoyed a loving relationship for 57 years. He received his BA degree from the University of Illinois and worked for Textron/Camcar Manufacturing where he retired from a lifelong career in marketing. He was a long-standing member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and active in their Outreach Ministry, The Mission House, and the church soup kitchen. Dick was passionate about the great outdoors, gardening, antiquing, and books. Dick will be remembered as a kind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. All will remember his positive attitude, unending curiosity about life, and generous spirit.
Survivors include his children, Deborah (Steve) Traer and Stephen (Deleath) Blomberg; grandchildren, Will (Elena) Traer, Martha Traer, and great-granddaughter, Vera Traer. His wife and his sisters, Marian and Doris, predeceased him.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 28, 2017 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave, Rockford. Visitation will be from 10-10:45 prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements made by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services Ltd.

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  1. Sharon and Mel Hendricks

    Dear Debbie and Steve So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I know he has suffered for many years. We will always remember your Dad as such a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss him but will always remember for all his knowledge of books and his friendship. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Love Sharon and Mel

  2. Dick Cordonnier

    Dear Family, So sorry to hear of Dick's journey. I used to work with him at Camcar before retiring as well. Dick was a joy to talk to, and he always had a smile on his face. He was a world of knowledge, and he was always willing to share it. I know he ran the good race and has received his crown. May he rest in peace and may God Bless all of you during this time of sorrow.

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