William H. Blomberg

Posted 12/29/20

CEDARVILLE - William “Bill” H. Blomberg, 88, of Cedarville passed away at home on Dec. 23, 2020.

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William H. Blomberg


CEDARVILLE - William “Bill” H. Blomberg, 88, of Cedarville passed away at home on Dec. 23, 2020.

Private family services will be held and burial will take place at the Cedarville Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Bill was born Nov. 27, 1932 in Evanston to Howard and Grace (Williams) Blomberg. He married Diane “Dee” Horton on June 29, 1957.

Survivors include his wife of Cedarville; two sons, Don Blomberg and Rex (Kathy) Blomberg, both of Freeport; one daughter, Beth (Scott) Wise of Mendota; six grandchildren, Erick Blomberg, Ben Blomberg, Mark (Brittany) Blomberg, Garrett Wise, Cale Wise and Maren Wise; a great-granddaughter, Winry Blomberg; and one sister, Mary Sannwald of San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Schafer Blomberg; and a brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” Horton.

Bill graduated from East Rockford High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He later received a Master’s degree in theology from Garrett Theological Institute. He served as a chaplain in the Army Reserves, stateside from 1964-1972. He attended Army Chaplain School at Ft. Hamilton, N.Y. in 1966. From the time he was a young man, Bill was called to the ministry and served as a pastor for several area churches for over 50 years. He spent 11 of those years at Embury UMC of Freeport and eight years in Mendota. He was currently serving as staff caller at First Lutheran Church of Freeport. He also drove the VFW van to the Veteran’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. He was a member of the Cedarville United Methodist Church in Cedarville. Other memberships included AmVets, American Legion, Golden Kiwanis and Elks Club. He also served on the board for the Masonic Lodge Learning Center. He loved spending time at his cabin and working on the farm. He had a love for animals, especially dogs. Bill’s passion was for serving people. He was able to find a friend in anybody and dedicated his life to helping those in need.

A memorial fund has been established for the Dyslexia Foundation and for the Cedarville UMC. Condolences may be shared at www.walkermortuary.com.