Charles Wesley Bloom
Mr. Charles Wesley Bloom was born on March 26th, 1879, in Salem township, Ottawa county. His entire life was spent as a farmer in this township and the adjoining township in which he lived at the time of his death.
Mr. Bloom was the son of Levi Bloom and his wife Catherine Bloom, nee Boyer. In the same year of his birth he was baptized and became a child of God, the rite of baptism hav¬ ing been administered by Pastor C. Althoff. At the age of sixteen, on May 23rd, 1895, he confessed his Christian faith before the altar of St. Paul's Lutheran, Rice township, having been confirmed by Pastor W. A. Bowman. On Sept. 13th, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Elizabeth Kreilick of Sandusky coun¬ ty, who has also been a lifelong member of this congregation, having been a member of the same confirma¬ tion class with the deceased. The marriage ceremony was performed by the same Rev. W. A. Bowman. God blessed this union with seven child¬ ren: Harold Bloom, of Old Washing¬ ton, Ohio; Mrs. Mabel Dunham, of Woodville; Oliver, of Elmore; Ray¬ mond, Luther, Myron and Thelma, all at home.
The departed had been in failing health since last November, when a relapse set in, following an attack of "flu". Since that time he was unable to regain his accustomed health and strength—^ Abouti»»ten days -^ agtr;-—on Saturday,'June 17th, he submitted to an operation at St. Vincent's hospital, Toledo, which he readily withstood. His condition had so improved in a week's time that he was ready to re¬ turn home. On last Sunday morning at the hour of nine, while sitting in a chair, awaiting his wife and son to bring him home, "God took him", as he did Enoch of old. The immediate cause for his death was a Hood clot near his heart. At the time of his death his age was 54 years, 2 months and 29 days. His sudden departure was an extreme shock to his beloved wife and to his immediate family as well as to other relatives and friends. j God's ways are often past finding out j and His wisdom and' judgment are far superior to ours. But our comfort in this sad hour is the assurance that he has been transplanted to the heav¬ enly mansions above.
To mourn him, he leaves behind, his dear wife and seven children; two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law and two grandchildren; in addition, his father, Levi Bloom, of Oak Harbor; one brother, Carl Bloom, of Port Clinton; six sisters, Mrs. Edna Bab- ione of Elmore, Mrs. Cora Bebow of Oak Harbor, Mrs. Clara Weiler, of Denison, Texas, Mrs. Flossie Gnep- per of Oak Harbor; Mrs. Nora Price of Oak Harbor, Mrs. Ada Jensen of Port Clinton. His mother, who died in 1919 and one brother Harry Bloom who passed away in 1918, have pre¬ ceded him in death.
Mr. Bloom was an active member of St. Paul's congregation throughout his entire life. He served on the church council in various capacities and at the time of his death was an elder of this church.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the house and at 2:00 o'clock at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, Rice townshin, Rev.Alwin J. Prange, officiating. Burial jbok place in the church cemetery. His Pastor
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