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George E. Blomgren, 95, of Rockford, passed away on December 5, 2018, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on February 24, 1923 in Rockford, the son of George J. and Ellen (Gustafson) Blomgren. George graduated from East High School in 1941. He was employed by Elco Industries for 46 years. George served in the United States Navy, Petty Officer 3rd Class during World War II. He married Dorothy M. Melander on June 12, 1948. She predeceased him on August 5, 2002. George was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church. George and Dorothy enjoyed family and friends in Cocoa Beach, FL, water skiing to the age of 80 and biking until he was 93. He also loved his special cat, Flicka.
Survived by children, Barbara (Lanny) Siemers, Charles (Karen) Blomgren, Sally (Ken) Shold, and Thomas (Dawn) Blomgren; grandchildren, Jeff (Cheryl) and Jeremy (Mary) Siemers, Melissa (Ryan) Vyborny, Stephen (Colleen), David (Kelly), and Kristin (Keith) Johnson, Matt Shold and Kelly (Dan) Sears, and Jennifer, Travis, Sara, and Erin Blomgren; 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife, Dorothy; and sisters, Louise Blomgren, and Marge (Burdette) Johnson; and brother, Richard (Dorothy) Blomgren.
Services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, December 14, 2018 in First Evangelical Covenant Church, 316 Wood Rd, Rockford, IL 61107, with Rev. Peter Dibley officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:30 in the church. Private burial will be held in Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Evangelical Covenant Church, 316 Wood Road, Rockford, IL 61107 or Alaskan Christian College, 35109 Royal Place, Soldotna, AK 99669.

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  1. Valerie & Reeve

    Our deepest condolences to your family. May the precious memories you have, help you to cope and bring you a measure of peace. May God grant your family comfort and peace with his guaranteed promised recorded in Acts 24:15

  2. Patti Haney Carlton

    Karen and Chuck. I just saw this and want to express my sincere sympathies to you and your whole family. I am so sorry for your loss! I pray memories will sustain you in this difficult time and in days to come! May God bless you all! He is now home with Jesus and we will be with him again one day! Love Patti

  3. Rev. Dale W. Solberg

    Grace and peace to you and your family.

  4. Sandra Davis

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I do remember him from being with Jeff and Cheryl. A very pleasant and stately gentleman. No matter the age, it's hard to have them leave us. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Paula Olson

    Blomgren family, I am so sorry for your loss. While I didn't know George well, I was always in awe of him and his “can do” spirit. His help each spring picking up trash along Keith Creek for the Great American Clean Up was wonderful. In fact, having three generations of Blomgrens helping was awesome. I know you treasure all your memories with your beloved Dad and Grandpa, and carry on his “can do” spirit in each of your hearts.

  6. Tom Miller

    I am so sorry to hear about George. He was a kind man and a good husband, father, grandfather and friend! He was so full of life and vitality. Laura and I have so many good memories of him and Dorthy. He will be missed. God's peace to his memory!

  7. Pam & Tim Hoffman

    Barb, so sorry for your loss. It doesn't matter how long they've lived, it still is hard to lose your dad. You're all in our thoughts and prayers! Love you


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