GREEN BAY, Wis. - Charlotte "Char" M. Bloom, 84, a recent Green Bay resident and formerly of Channing, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
She was born on Dec. 25, 1928, in Channing, to the late Alvin and Ida (Laurent) Lindeman. On July 10, 1948, she married Robert Bloom at St. Rose Parish. He preceded her in death in 1971. After her husband's death, Char went to work for the Red Owl Grocery Store in Channing, which had been owned by her late husband and his brother, Sonny. She specialized in meat cutting and more notably the way she seasoned the porchetta, which became a favorite for many customers. Throughout her life, Char was very active and loved to bowl, golf and attend sporting events. She also enjoyed flower gardening and cross country skiing. Char was always a member of the Catholic Church and spent her life reflecting the Lord's love and compassion to others.
She is survived by her children, Rod (Cheryl) Bloom of Kingsford and their children, Steve, Eric,
Brian and Jenny; Debra Haven of Green Bay and her children, Sara and Kari; and David (Jean) Bloom of Marengo, Ill., and their son, Jason; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" Lindeman of Green Bay, Dorothy Vermulen of Channing, and Jeanie Bloom of Channing; special cousin and friend, Jerry Cambray of Green Bay; and many other relatives and lifelong friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Charlotte was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Haven; brothers and a sister-in-law, Warren "Potchie" Lindeman and Leonard "Tony" (Patricia) Lindeman; and two brothers-in-law, Sonny Bloom and Leonard Vermulen.
Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Ln., Green Bay, WI 54302.
Memorial service will follow Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating.
The Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Woodside Senior Living and the friendships developed while living there. And to the staff from Bornemann CBRF, Unity Hospice Palliative and the Jack and Engrid Meng Residence for their kind care and compassion.
God's flowers we are God's flowers...He gently unfolds our lives, to bloom in His Grace!