Robert “Bob” Blohm

Robert “Bob” Blohm, age 75 of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. A visitation will be held from on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant St. SE) in Prior Lake. Funeral service is Friday, July 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a visitation one-hour prior at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (5634 Luther Rd. SE) in Prior Lake. Reverend John P. Vaughn will preside, and pallbearers will be Lloyd Schommer, Bruce Hudoba, Darrell Reiman, Ed Will, Jerry Feldten, and LeArnold Klingberg.

On September 15, 1943 in Shakopee, MN, parents Lester and Fern (Borchardt) Blohm celebrated the birth of their son, Robert Lester Blohm. He was the oldest of four children to be raised on the family farm off Mushtown Road. From a young age, Robert had a love of the outdoors—fishing, hunting, and trapping.

A hardworking man, Robert took over the family farm at the age of 18 after his father passed. During this time, Robert also worked at Sears & Roebuck. Later in life, Robert was the facilities manager for 27 years for Oak Grove and Poplar Bridge Schools in Bloomington. When he wasn’t working, Robert enjoyed being with family and watching Bonanza & Gun Smoke.

During a school dance, Robert met Judy Judge—the new girl in Prior Lake. After dancing, Robert asked to drive Judy and her sister home. The answer was no. When he asked Judy on a date, the answer was still no. With some persistence, Robert finally won her over. They were married at Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church on June 15, 1963. They were blessed with two children and 56 years together.

With their 16-foot boat in tow, the family spent countless hours camping and fishing at Lake Winnibigoshish. Eventually, they began going to Lake Mille Lacs. While Robert loved going up north, he felt nothing was better than deer hunting in the Prior Lake area. He enjoyed showing his children where he would trap, hunt, and fish in his own youth.

For Robert, family time meant being outdoors. Together, the family grew a large garden and raised chickens & ducks. While Robert could be a stoic, stubborn man, it was his granddaughter that brought out his softer side. His kindness extended to his furry grandson, Mossey, and his cat, Dusty, as well.

Robert was a member of Pheasants Forever, Traxlers Hunting Preserve, and a devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Robert was a humble, caring man and stubborn until the end. Robert’s family extends their appreciation to MN Hospice and St. Gertrude’s Heath Care Center for the care and compassion given to Robert.

Robert is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Julie (Brent) Goskeson and Bobby (Penni) Blohm; and granddaughter, Alyssa Goskeson. Robert is greeted in Heaven by his father, Lester; mother, Fern; and nephew, Troy Blohm.

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  1. Awe… 🙁 I had to pull over & cry. I’ll come hug you Blohm’s all in person. 🙁 This makes me sad, he was always good to me. I know you’re all sad & hurting. Love to you all.
    :’( Katie

  2. So sorry hearing of Bobs passing. I’ll remember him sitting on his porch greeting us as we went to the meat raffles. Also remember the night of the Blohm’s winning all that meat. Of course fishing was all the talk until the Walleyes weren’t allowed to eat so we would go to the meat raffles to win our meals. Love you, Bob. .

  3. I finally got to meet Robert at rehab at St. Francis Shakopee. We were one grade apart at Immanuel Fish Lake. We were good friends.

  4. Bob was a custodian for several years at Poplar Bridge Elementary School where I teach! He was a good man, always there with his big smile! Bob and I connected by sharing our love of fishing, and I always loved hearing about his fishing and hunting adventures. Bob was always so helpful and kind! He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to call him a friend!

  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. Though I met Bob under special circumstances, he was and always will be one of my favorites. I wish the whole family the best in life, and as always I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

  6. I was so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of the best custodians I ever had in my 20 years at Poplar Bridge. His work ethic could not be beat. May you Rest In Peace, Bob.
    Fondly,
    Gail Swor

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