Ethel Blumberg, age 94 of Prior Lake, entered eternal life on August 7, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11AM with a visitation 1-hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church, Prior Lake. She will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
Ethel Blumberg was born June 21, 1925 to Bernard and Clara (Hennes) Wolf on the family farm in Jordan, Minnesota. When Ethel started school she only spoke German and knew no English, but learned quickly. She also played the flute in her school band.
Ethel lived on the family farm until September 6, 1944 when she married Edward Blumberg at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marystown, MN. They moved to Prior Lake and resided in that area where they raised their family. They were blessed with 6 children.
Ethel was always hard working and family centered. She liked doing hair and over the years many friends and family came to her for their haircuts, etc. Ethel loved playing cards, especially Flume, and played every chance she got. She also loved the variety of activities provided at St. Gertrude’s.
The family enjoyed their many vacations up north, especially Lake George and Lake Hattie. Many fond memories were made on those trips, not to mention all the fish Ethel fried. Blumberg’s band, the Jolly Musicians, was a large part of Ethel & Eddie’s social life, attending many evenings of dancing and socializing with friends.
Ethel’s faith was very important to her. She was an active member of St. Michaels Catholic Church until she suffered a debilitating stroke. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Prior Lake VFW and put in many hours of volunteer work. Later spending her final years at St. Gertrude’s Care and Rehab Facility in Shakopee, MN, where she received wonderful care, and was a favorite of the staff.
Ethel will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her children, Jan Rahbain of Prior Lake, Glady (Ben) Pahl of Watertown, S.D., Tom (Cheryl) Blumberg of Waite Park, Ken (Karen) Blumberg of Eden Prairie, Carol Ferrier of Prior Lake, and Dan Blumberg of Prior Lake; along with her grandchildren, Darrin (Pam) Rahbain, Dawn Rahbain, Corey Rahbain, Lisa Meyer, Ben (Nicole) Pahl, Brenda (Mike) Pahl, Wendy (Matt) Giebler, Tami Schumacher, Tracy Blumberg, Tara Cardinal, Josh Ferrier, and Toby (Vanessa) Ferrier, 17 greatgrandchildren, and 12 great greatgrandchildren, siblings, Ken (Loretta) Wolf of Shakopee and Helen (Art) Buchtel of Shakopee, sister-in-law Myrtie Wolf of Jordan, brother-in-law, Ken Fischer of Shakopee, brother-in-law Gene (Joan) Blumberg, and sister-in-law Marilyn (Tom) Rein, and many nieces and nephews, and special family friend Don Pelletier.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Edward; siblings, Werner (Laura), Leonard, Cyril (Vangie), Dennis, and Mary Fischer, and son-in-law Don Rahbain.Print Obituary & Condolences