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)
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