Glen A. Bloom
September 24, 1922 - May 30, 2002
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GLEN A. BLOOM MUSCATINE, Iowa - Glen A. Bloom, 79, of Muscatine, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Dr. Hal Green officiating. A private burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Bloom was born on Sept. 24, 1922, in Muscatine, the son of Clarence W. and Nellie Lemkau Bloom. He married Carolyn Ruthenberg on March 13, 1945, in Muscatine. He was a veteran of World War II in the US Air Force serving in the Azores. Following service he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Iowa. He was a first team all-state basketball guard for Muscatine High School in 1940, a city tourney tennis champion, and is a member of the Muscatine High School Hall of Fame. In the 1950's, he coached basketball one year at St. Mathias High School and two years at Muscatine Catholic High School. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, taught Sunday School for 45 years, and served on many church committees. He was a member of 33 Club and Elks Lodge #304. He served as chairman of the Golf Course Committee for 13 years, he was on the committee when Muscatine Municipal Golf Course was built and he was an avid golfer. Mr. Bloom also served on the Civil Service Commission, the Levee Commission, the YMCA Board, and was United Way Chairman. He spent two and a half years as a teacher at Jefferson Elementary and was promoted to principal at Washington Elementary, where he spent another two and a half years before leaving the education profession. He joined Grain Processing Corp staff and spent 28 years there retiring in 1982, as Vice President of Personnel for GPC/Kent Feeds. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bloom, of Muscatine; one daughter, Louise Bloom of Atlanta, Georgia; one granddaughter, Danielle Abdallah of Atlanta Georgia; and one brother, Clark C. Bloom and his wife, Jackie, of Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jo Ann. ... Read More


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Bob Fiedler
May 31, 2002

Mrs Bloom, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Glen. I have many, many, fond memories of our conversations at the Hotel Muscatine and our morning coffee club. Glen and I had many spirited discussions and ma... more

May 31, 2002
Mrs Bloom, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Glen. I have many, many, fond memories of our conversations at the Hotel Muscatine and our morning coffee club. Glen and I had many spirited discussions and managed to solve many of the worlds "problems" on a daily basis. He was a true gentlemen. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Bob Fiedler

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