Charles Blomquist, 76, of Edmore N.D., passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at First Care Health Center in Park River, N.D.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Living Word Free Lutheran Church, Edmore at 2 p.m. A visitation and prayer service will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, N.D., on Friday April 5, beginning at 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at the Edmore Cemetery at a later date.
Charles was born January 18, 1937 to Clarence and Florence (Torgerson) Blomquist. He was the eldest of seven children and graduated from Edmore High School in 1954. His beloved siblings are Viola, Angie, Clinton, Claire, Dan, and Grace. Charles had a deep love of farming and family. He worked in the field since the age of seven and has always farmed with family: his grandparents and parents and uncles, his siblings and his nephews.
In August of 1961 he married Violet Miller and lived near Edmore raising three children, Richard, April and Carol. Charles was a passionate farmer with a great love of the land. He spent over twenty years custom harvesting and treasured those memories. Charles also did long haul trucking for many winters and enjoyed traveling the country. When home he loved to spend time with family and play the card game whist. Charles also spent much time on the phone talking with friends and family. He spoke with his brothers every day. Martin Wiley, a dear friend, farmed with him in the last few years and drove him places when his health was failing.
Surviving Charles is his beloved wife, Violet; son, Richard of Grand Forks, N.D.; his daughters, April (Bob) Hubbard of Orange City IA and Carol (Danny) Recuenco of Brooklyn N.Y.; his beloved grandchildren, Charles, George and August Hubbard and Alexander and Allison Recuenco; his siblings, Clinton Blomquist (Marlys), Angie Woerner (Rich), Dan Blomquist, and Grace Bredeson (Tim); three nieces and 12 nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Florence; his sister, Viola Bontrager and his brother Claire.
Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, is in charge of arrangements.