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Steven J. Blomberg

 

September 15, 2022

FERNDALE, Mich. - Steven J, Blomberg age 79, of Ferndale, died on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, after a long battle with COPD and Alzheimer's disease.

He was born Feb, 7, 1943, to Art and Clara Maxine "Mickey" (Behrendt) Blomberg and raised in North Bessemer. Steve graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood with the class of 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After training in Northeast and Southeast Asia, he returned stateside and volunteered to serve at a top secret base in Nevada.

Steve and Kathryn (Backman) were married on June 20, 1964, and were married 57 years and 10 months.

He is survived by his wife; son, Richard Steven; sister, Sharon (Jim) Hedberg; brother, Richard A. (Karen) Blomberg; and by his sister in-law, Mary Blomberg. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; his brother, Dennis Blomberg; and infant brother, Mark Blomberg.

Steve served during the Vietnam Era, stateside. He was a member of the Frank Wendland American Legion Post 253 in Royal Oak. He was an avid sportsman and especially loved trout fishing and deer season at "rotten biscuit camp." He enjoyed bowling and playing softball in various work leagues, and also a fan of the Detroit sports teams.

Steve was not a fan of sleeping on rocks after years in the Corps, but at one New Years Eve party, late in the evening, some highly motivated parents with a few beers, talked Steve into taking the job of Scoutmaster of Troop 1204. He served for more than 10 years and developed numerous Eagle Scouts, many of which went on to college, one graduating from West Point Military Academy, others enlisted in the Marine Corps, and/or went on to start their own businesses. Several of them were in attendance at Steve's memorial service in Ferndale.

Steve had a tremendous sense of humor and a quick wit that scouts, friends, and family still reminisce about.

Steven was employed at Windham Industries, Massey Ferguson (tractors), Hess & Eisenhardt (stretch limos), and Speedring Systems, which made parts for the military and aero-space programs. Working primarily in purchasing and as a material control coordinator.

Family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice. The funeral to be announced at a later date. The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood.

Semper Fi.

 
 

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