Bloomer, Glen Arthur

Bloomer, Glen Arthur

September 2, 1932 – November 22, 2018
Age 86 of Siren, Wisconsin. Born on September 2, 1932, in Duluth to Glen and Isabella Bloomer. He was a 1950 graduate of Morgan Park High School. In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina for two years. He married Sue Ann Beam on August 9, 1952. Glen worked for U.S. Steel in Morgan Park for 12 years and completed a machinist apprenticeship there. He worked for 3M Company for 29 years, rising through the ranks to manage four large U.S. manufacturing plants and sites in Europe before retiring in 1991. Glen lived life to the fullest; he enjoyed spending time with family, traveling around the world, reading, and home-improvement projects. He is survived by a sister, Bonnie Watson; daughter, Linda Bloomer; sons, Glenn (Cheryl), Chris (Marissa), Marshall (Edmara); daughter-in-law, Katie Bloomer; special friend, Jackie Tomassoni; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard, and his wife, Sue. Family, friends, and others whose lives he touched are invited to a celebration of life gathering, with the date and location to be announced. (Published in the Pioneer Press on Nov. 25, 2018).