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Jessie Irene Blomquist

October 6, 1919 December 19, 2017
Jessie Irene Blomquist
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Jessie Irene Blomquist, 98, of Greenfield formerly of the Stuart area passed away, December 19, 2017 at the Greenfield Rehab and Care Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart. Funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 22, at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service in Fairview Cemetery in rural Adair County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jessie Blomquist Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Jessie Irene Messamer was born on October 6, 1919, in Dallas County, Iowa. She was the sixth child in a family of ten children born to T.R. and Beulah Messamer. Jessie was raised in rural Dallas County and graduated from Washington Township High School. She attended McPherson College in Kansas for two years and then taught at a county school in Dallas County for two years prior to her marriage.

On June 8, 1941, Jessie married Milford Blomquist and moved to a farm south of Stuart where she resided for the remainder of her life. She spent her time working hard gardening, canning and freezing her produce, and doing all the multiple tasks a farm wife and mom needed to do to care for her family. Jessie and Milford became the parents of four children: Dale, Leanna, Francis, and Lloyd. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and always encouraged and supported her kids and grandkids.

Jessie was a member of Bethel Baptist Church at Stanzel and participated in many activities there with her family. She loved and served the Lord, and her deep faith in God guided how she lived her life. In her spare time, Jessie loved to read, sew, quilt, and do crossword puzzles. She was an avid Iowa and Iowa State basketball fan all her life, in part thanks to her time playing six-on-six basketball in high school.

Jessie leaves the following family to celebrate her life and deeds: sons Francis and Lloyd of Stuart, daughter Leanna of Mahomet, Il, daughter-in-law Darlene of Greenfield, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother Charles Messamer in Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, eight of her siblings, her husband Milford, and her son Dale.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

21

Dec

5:00 PM 12/21/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/21/2017 7:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Friday

22

Dec

10:00 AM 12/22/2017 10:00:00 AM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

A luncheon will be served following the burial and will be held at First Congregational Church in Stuart.

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cmetery Final Resting Place

Rural Stuart, IA 50250

Rural Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jessie Irene Blomquist Memorial Fund

123 NE 2nd.
Stuart, IA 50250
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