Robert Eugene “Bob” Bloom

Robert Eugene Bloom passed away Monday Nov 4, 2019 after a courageous battle with diabetes and other related health issues.

Bob was born in Garden Grove, Iowa in 1939 to Earl and Maggie Bloom.

He is survived by his loving wife, soulmate and best friend of 60 years Norma Nickell Bloom. They were married May 31, 1959 in Burlington, Iowa at The First Presbyterian Church.

Survived by his children: Bradley Bloom and Tim Butt, Brenda Craig, Bryan and Julie Bloom.
Barbie and Greg Yowell, Brent and Susie Bloom.

Eleven Grandchildren and their spouses:: Lori and Chris Diehl, Tyler and Annie Craig, Trey Craig, Katey Craig and Cody Babcock, Justin and Lisa Bloom, Jeremy and Sarah Bloom, Jordyn Bloom, Jenna Bloom and Monique Iron Whiteman Jaimez, Eric Yowell . Ryan Yowell, Drake and Corina Bloom
Twelve great Grandchildren: Jacky and Maddy Diehl, Ethan and Natalie Craig, Cohen and Davis Craig, Owen Little, Sorrel Weil, Mira Bloom, Atlas Marshall Bloom. Kensely and Cameron Babcock. He loved having the whole family around even with the noise and commotion.
He is also survived by his brother,Delbert Barber and his sister Delane Overton. Two of his sisters preceded him in death. Many nephews and neices that he loved.

Bob and his family moved to Lawrence, Kansas in February of 1969 from Knoxville, Iowa. He traveled on the road for O’ Bryan Brothers, a lingerie company, and sold through out the states of Kansas ,Missouri ,and Colorado.
In 1977 he formed Jayhawk Siding and Guttering Inc. and was in business for over 35 years.
Bob was a true salesman and loved meeting and interacting with his customers.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved trying new and different endeavors.

He especially loved his dialysis Nurses and Doctors at Da Vita where he spent most of his time the last ten years.

A celebration of his life will be November 23, 2019 at The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania, Lawrence Ks. 2-4 pm.

Memorials may be made to Save a Life Foundation, advocating donor kidneys to Renal patients.
PO Box 3073, Lawrence, Ks 66046

God saw he was getting tired and cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered “Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. He played many roles throughout his life, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather Uncle and Friend. There is an empty place in our lives as we see such an important life end. A loving heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, but our sorrow is softened in knowing, trusting in Christ, Jesus, he is blessed. (Author known)
We will Love You Forever

Messages & Condolences

From Scott and Donna Brown...

Dear Norma, Brent, Barbie, Brenda, Brad, and Brian,
Donna and I send our sincerest condolences to your family. Bob was such a great man. He taught me so much growing up and I will truly miss him. I will alway remember him for his great sense of humor and his deep love, devotion, and compassion for his family.

From Beth Blankenship...

Will always remember Bob as a great boss and caring person.
Think of your family often.

From Susie Mercer...

Norma and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was truly a great man with a kind soul. I am thankful and blessed that I got to meet him and care for him. But I must say he was always looking out for us and asking how we were. So sometimes I think he was the one taking care of us. He knew of our families and interests. He took the time to truly know us all. He brought us treats every week to show his appreciation. I used to joke with him that he kept us alive all these years with his snacks. He made me smile every day he came to treatment, never complained and always a positive attitude along with being quick witted. I miss him dearly and hope that you find some comfort in your memories. He loved and cherished you all. He was so proud of his family.

From Paul and Rosina Houle...

Bob will be missed! If you need anything, please let us know.

From Leo and Glenda Souders...

Brad, Brenda, Bryan, Barbie & Brent

May GOD comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. May HE replace the sorrow with the many memories he left for each of you.

Your Dad was a great husband to Mom, a fantastic father to all of you, a terrific grandfather and great grandfather to a great bunch of grandchildren. Dad will be missed by many that knew him well, or had the pleasure of crossing paths with him if only for a short time.

May GOD Bless You All.

From Vicki Julian...

I am so sorry that your family has lost such a dear loved one. The world also feels the loss of someone so special, and that is always the void when a life has been well lived. Blessings and Peace to you all.

From George & Cheryl Hunsinger...

To the Bloom kids. I never really knew your dad that well, however he has some wonderful children. God bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Deb Werts...

Barbie, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Condolences to you and his entire large, loving family.

From Pat Kuester...

We are so sorry for this huge loss to the Bloom family.

From Bonnie Jordan...

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Bob was such a good person. I could easily gather that from pictures and messages that I saw from his family. He was very loved and will be so missed. I am so sorry. Love to all of you.♡

From Leroy Komma...

Norma I was so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

From Linda Lester...

Thinking of the family. So sorry for your loss.

From Sincerely, Sammie and Carl Locke...

Dear Norma and family,
We are so much going to miss a friendly, helpful neighbor and a good man that Bob truly was. We understand the deeply felt loss of husband,father, and grand father to the family at this difficult time. We know he fought a long time with his strong will to live because of his love for his family, but his body could
no longer work with him.

From Bart Yost...

Barbie, Brent & Family,
Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From JIM WILLIAMS...

Dear Norma and family, As I strolled from my house in the sunshine down to the pond today, I realized the enormity of yours and my loss. He was a great person in his own right as well as a good friend, trusting former business partner and neighbor. Let’s cherish those memories! JIM WILLIAMS

From LaNeece Jardon...

Norma and family, we are saddened by loss of Bob. He will be dearly missed by all the transportation staff at Independence, Inc. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

From Drew...

Dear Norma, Brad, Brenda, Brian, Barbie and Brent,
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I had so many good times at your house during High School and I always thought very highly of Bob.

From Al and Nancee Beilgard...

We are so sorry for your loss and offer sincere condolences to the Bloom family. We considered Bob a friend and will miss him.

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