LaVerne R. "Ernie" Blomberg

Death:Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ogle Co, Illinois

LaVerne R. "Ernie" Blomberg 80 of Rochelle, IL died Sunday February 13, 2011 at home. He was born May 21, 1930 in Gilberts, IL, the son of Theodore and Anna Johnson Blomberg. He married Marvel Nelson on June 26, 1955 in Winnebago, IL.

Ernie and brother Don own and operated the Shell gas station in Rochelle. Later, with his brothers Don and Bob they own and operated Blomberg Motors in Rochelle from 1964 to 1989. He was also a volunteer Fireman for many years for the City of Rochelle and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, gardening, the White Sox, cooking, and camping. Survived by his wife Marvel and 3 children; Jill (Raymond) Talbott of Streator, IL, Jim (Kathy) Blomberg of Rochelle and Julie (Steve) Steele of Wheaton, IL. Brother Robert Blomberg of Rochelle and 2 sister-in-laws Rogene Blomberg of Rochelle and Mary Ellen (Gary) Winters of Rockford, IL. 8 Grandchildren Alexander Talbott, Kerri Talbott, Daniel Talbott, Kenny Blomberg, Kimberly Steele, Nicholas Steele, Kelsey Blomberg and Elizabeth Steele and 3 Great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers; Walter, Wallace and Don Blomberg and 2 sisters; Judy Cook and Donna Braddy.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday Feb. 17th at First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle. Visitation on Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th Street Rochelle, IL . Burial will be in Lawnridge Cemetery Rochelle. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle.

Source: Mortuary obit

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