ROCHELLE — Robert L. Blomberg of Rochelle, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in Franklin Grove Nursing Home.
He was the son of Theodore C. and Anna Johnson Blomberg.
On Feb. 14, 1958 he married Margaret M. Sauers in Paynes Point. She preceded him on Nov. 17, 2004. He was also preceded by four brothers, Walter, Wallace, Don and LaVerne “Ernie” Blomberg; two sisters, Judy Cook and Donna Braddy; and two nephews, Tim Blomberg and Christopher Cook.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during WW II in North Africa, Germany and in the Battle of the Bulge in Normandy, France, earning the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three bronze Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and four Overseas Service Bars.
He worked as a mechanic for Del Monte until he, along with his brothers, Don and Ernie, owned and operated Blomberg Motors in Rochelle from 1964 to 1989.
He was a member of Rochelle V.F.W. Post 3878.
He is survived by his sister-in-laws, Rogene Blomberg and Marvel Blomberg, both of Rochelle; eight nieces and nephews, Ronald (Cindy) Blomberg, Linda (Michael) Pottinger, Cindy (Terry) Mace, Barry (Donna) Blomberg, Jill (Raymond) Talbott, Jim (Kathy) Blomberg, Julie (Steve) Steele, and Jeff Harms; and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack M. Briggs officiating. Visitation will be from 10 - 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Lawnridge cemetery in Rochelle with military honors by the Eastern-Lee Ogle Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Post 3878
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