Gunnar Charles Bert Bloom

Gunnar Charles Bert Bloom

Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA
Death 7 Jul 2015 (aged 63)
Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA
Burial Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 148960487 · View Source
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Gunnar’s first day in heaven was Tuesday, July 7, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Gunnar was born in Anaconda on June 13, 1952, to Ella Mae (Mongahan) and Gunnar Bloom. He was raised in Anaconda and had enormous “Goosetown” pride. He attended local schools graduating in 1971 from AHS. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, doing a six-year tour. Through those years he travelled the world seeing and doing most of the things that he so often spoke of later in life. He could tell a tale that would rival any movie or book doing the things that he was so proud of throughout his life.

Gunnar married Mary Gail Harrington and from this union they had two children, Vicki and Gunnar. They later divorced.

Later he would meet the love of his life, Sandra Kopp and her son, Rick. They married on Aug. 9, 1991, and had 25 years together living in Anaconda. They did everything together. Anyone who knew him could tell you that those two were inseparable through the rest of his life.

Gunnar worked for the Anaconda Co., until the closure. Returning to his military service, he was a member of that Naval Reserves, and later was very proud to serve in the Montana National Guard. He continued on with several different jobs in his lifetime including long-haul driving.

Gunnar is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Rick; daughter, Vicki (Ben Morris); son, Gunnar and “Sandy” Fitzpatrick; sister, Kathy (Tom) Pahut, Sharon Ricketts, and Mike, (Lisa) Kopp; grandchildren, Alycia, Sara, Ryan, and Brenyn; nephews, Ron, Dan (Dorothy) and Rob (Dawn) Ricketts and Alex Skoglund, Paul and Amberly Pahut; aunts, Eileen O’Brien and Dolly Rebich; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and several aunts and uncles.

Graveside interment services with Military Honors will be held at noon Saturday, July 11, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Anaconda. A memorial gathering in Gunnar’s honor will be announced at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at the St. James Cancer Center & the fifth floor of St James for the fabulous care they gave to Gunnar during his battle with cancer.

Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Gunnar’s Family.

Montana Standard 7/9/2105

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  • Created by: Karen Griswold Stroh
  • Added: 9 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148960487
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gunnar Charles Bert Bloom (13 Jun 1952–7 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148960487, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Griswold Stroh (contributor 47133098) .