Saundra Joan Bartholow Bloomquist
Saundra Joan Bartholow Bloomquist, 72, of Fairfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Sunny Brook Living Care Center.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Behner Funeral Home with the Rev. Keevin Koch officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Behner Funeral Home.
Cards and memorials may be sent to Louie Bloomquist at 602 W. Jefferson, Fairfield 52556.
Ms. Bloomquist was born Aug. 14, 1940 in Fairfield, the daughter of George Lavern and Margaret Courtney Bartholow. She married Louie Bloomquist June 1, 1958 at the First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Ms. Bloomquist started college at age 54 and was on the dean’s list throughout her college years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University and also received degrees from Southeastern and Indian Hills Community Colleges.
Survivors include four children, Terry Bloomquist and spouse Ellen of Cedar Rapids, Rob Bloomquist and spouse Corinne of Exline, Randy Bloomquist and spouse Theresa of Linwood, Neb., and Traci Lott and spouse Darryl of Niota, Ill.; one sister, Karen Bartholow of Denver, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Kerry Bartholow of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Richard Bartholow.