Kimberly A. Bloomquist, 57, of Otho, passed away on Friday, March 27th, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will be 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2020 at the funeral home. Private family burial will be Saturday, June 13, 2020.
Survivors include daughter Abbigail Bloomquist of Creston, son Alex (Hope) Bloomquist of Thor, father Richard "Sam" Rathbun (Kay Read) of Otho, sister Deb (Gary) Fox of Otho, niece April (Shane) Essam and family, nephews Luke (Baileigh) Ashbrook and family, Landon Ashbrook, and Nick (Pam) Fox and family.
She was preceded in death by her mother Marilyn Rathbun and her brother Rod Rathbun.
Kimberly Ann Bloomquist was born on December 17, 1962 in Fort Dodge.
She attended schools here and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1981. Following her education, she worked at The Colonial Inn. In 1985, she was united in marriage to Terry Blomquist and the couple made their home east of Fort Dodge. The couple were later divorced. Kim worked at the Otho Pub and when her children were born she also ran a day care. She later was employed with Younkers and Kid Zone Daycare Center at First Presbyterian Church. Kim moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she graduated from Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Professional Gardening. Kim returned to Fort Dodge where she worked at Menards and then was the manager of Earl May Garden Center. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. Kim was an animal lover, volunteered at Blanden Museum for several years and was also very active in helping with youth group at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Kim enjoyed camping with her family and being an active community supporter. Kim will be missed by all who knew her.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
My heart could not be sadder to hear of Kim passing. We worked together for years at the Colonial Inn and our co-worker relationship grew into a GREAT Friendship. Kim was a Beautiful person inside and out and was a VERY GOOD Friend to me. Although it had been several years since we talked, I often thought of her and how I needed to get a hold of her and catch up. Wow, lesson to us all, do it when you think about it. Call that person that is on your mind.
To Sam – so sorry – to lose such a wonderful girl, daughter and friend, she always loved you so much.
To Deb – we all got to know each other at the Colonial and have lots of memories, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I can not imagine the pain.
To Abby and Alex – you probably don’t remember me, but I remember you, I use to spend quite a bit of time visiting your mom when you were small, I have fond memories of you both as toddlers. Your mom loved you so much and was a very good mother to you both. She would always keep me in touch over the years when we would talk of both of you and I could still hear the love that she had for you.
Just want you to know my heart hurts for all of you in your loss of such a beautiful person. I will pray you all can find healing in the Word of God as you go through the days ahead and that the good memories of her will soften the pain in all of your hearts.
You are all in my prayers.
Janet Fuller Trammell
Listening to some of our favs! I will forever cherish our friendship. Seasons in the Sun . Forever in my heart you will be.
Heaven received another angel today, My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Fly high my beautiful kind and caring great friend, taken way to soon. You will be remembered. 🙏❤
At a loss for words. The John Everett family will deeply miss Kim. Our thoughts are with Kim’s family including her much loved dog.
There are not enough words to say how saddened & sorry I am for the loss of Kim! Can only pray God Will give you strengh , love & peace at this difficult time!! Prayers!!!
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