James J. Blommer, age 80, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment in St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
James Joseph Blommer was born on July 18, 1942, in Waite Park, Minnesota. He was the son of Louis and Victoria (Dehler) Blommer. James was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the St. Cloud Technical High School Class of 1960.
James entered active military service in the United States Navy on March 12, 1964, at Saint Cloud, Minnesota and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He received an Honorable Discharge on April 1, 1966, from the USS Boston (CAG-1), and achieved the rate of Navy Fireman.
James was employed in the production department at 3M. He retired in October 2020. James was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was also a member of Hutchinson American Legion Post 96.
James enjoyed being outdoors fishing. He especially enjoyed being a grandpa.
James passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, at the age of 80 years.
Blessed be his memory.
James is survived by his:
Son, Chris Blommer of Cottage Grove, MN;
Granddaughter, Courtney Blommer of Inver Grove Heights, MN;
Siblings, Al Blommer and his wife, Elaine of St. Cloud, MN,
Donny Blommer and his wife, Mary of Anchorage, AK,
Shirley Muntifering of St. Augusta, MN,
Delores Thielen of St. Cloud, MN,
Theresa Erkens of St. Cloud, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
James is preceded in death by his Parents, Louis and Victoria Blommer; Son, Scott Blommer; Sister, Caroline Erickson; Brothers-in-law, Fran Muntifering, Clarence Erkens, and Bill Thielen; Nephew, Rick Muntifering; Niece, Melissa Blommer.
Donald Blommer says
My brother James loved fishing and I enjoyed having him visit me in Alaska. We always had such a great time on our fishing trips together up here.
My he rest in peace and enjoy the Fruits of Heaven. Your brother Don
CHUCK ERICKSON says
I was the husband of Caroline (Blommer) Erickson, Jim’s deceased sister. Caroline was very close with Jim. In the nearly 50 years Caroline and I were married, I was very fortunate to become well acquainted with Jim. I enoyed visiting with him at many family gatherings and the times he visited with us in Burnsville. Our children loved to see “Uncle Jim.” I shall miss my brother-in-law Jim. Caroline is there to welcome Jim to Heaven.
Courtney Noelle Blommer says
i was the granddaughter of James Blommer. My name is Courtney Blommer. i miss my grandpa so much. The last words that Grandpa James ever said was under his breath he could hardly talk but he did manage to say “I love you too Courtney.” I was the one who held his hand when the machine to his breathing went off. i couldn’t leave my house i was so devastated to go to the funeral. my mental health was so bad. But i do visit his grave often. he truly was the best grandpa in the world. May grandpa james rest in peace xoxo