Sunday, December 21, 2014



Don C. Bloomer, 78, Rantoul, Kansas, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Wellsville Retirement Community.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Ottawa Bible Church. Family members plan to meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.

Don was born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935, in Rantoul, Kansas, the son of Carl and Verdie (Tucker) Bloomer.

He was a lifelong Rantoul resident.

He graduated from Rantoul High School with the Class of 1953.

Don was united in marriage with Bessie Froggatte July 31, 1960, in Rantoul. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his two children, Brian Bloomer and wife, Kelly, Rantoul, and Julie Ryssemus and husband, Randy, Cookeville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Jessica Brown and husband, Shawn, Nashville, Tennessee, Aaron Ryssemus and wife, Amanda, Santa Barbara, California, Danielle Nelson and husband, Jeppe, Bloomington, Illinois, Jenna Bloomer, Leavenworth, Kansas; and Jamison Bloomer, San Antonio, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, June Bloomer Orr.

He was the owner-operator of Bloomer Well Service working in oil service and production for 50 years.

Don served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960 stationed in Hawaii.

Don attended Ottawa Bible Church and enjoyed his Sunday school class and the friends the made. He was a hard worker who enjoyed his work, as well as working with cattle. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who supported and loved his family throughout his life. He will be deeply missed and remain in the hearts and thoughts of his family and friends forever.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ottawa Bible Church Youth through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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