IRONTON -- Clifton Edwin Blom passed away Sept. 26, 2004, at the age of 93, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
Clif was born in Freedhem, Minn., on Jan. 1, 1911, the son of John Ed and Agnes (Beckman) Blom. In 1912 they moved to Ironton. He had a love for sports, participating in track, basketball, football and hockey. He also enjoyed being in Boy Scouts and achieved the Boy Scout's highest-level Eagle Scout. Clif graduated from C-I in 1929. Clif married Inez Richards on Nov. 26, 1932, in Ironton. He was a member of the Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church. Clif enjoyed doing many things, but the one he liked the most was riding his Harley. He and Inez went on many trips, rallies and hill climbs and Clif put on shows throughout the region doing stunt acts. During the war Clif worked on the ships in the Duluth harbor as a welder and after that back home as a welder in the mines, working for the Zontelli Brothers. When the mines were closing around 1954, Clif moved his family to Excelsior, Minn., where he and his wife took care of a YWCA camp for the next 23 years. At this time of their life, they enjoyed many trips to Europe and also many cruises, which they dearly loved. After retiring in 1976, Clif and Inez spent half the year in Ironton at the home Clif grew up in and the other half in Harlingen, Texas, where they enjoyed dancing and life. Clif also was a mason. We will always remember his loving and gentle caring, his goodness, sense of humor and especially his integrity.
He was preceded in death by his wife, and one infant daughter, Sally Blom.
Clif is survived by one son, Richard and (Mardell), of Texas; two daughters and son-in-law, Sara and (David), of Wayzata, and Sue Blom, of Ironton; one sister, Eleanor in California; six grandchildren, Brian, Jeff, Bruce and Ray Blom, and Greg and Candy Wostrel; and seven great-grandchildren.
No services are being held.
Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home of Crosby.
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