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October 24, 2013

Helen G. Bloom

Helen G. Bloom

Oct. 22, 1948 - Oct. 21, 2013

DEWITT — Helen G. Bloom, 64, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Monday afternoon, October 21, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, Iowa.

Helen was born October 22, 1948, in Clinton, Iowa, to William and Mary (Murtogh) Bloom.

She was a proud 1966 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School, DeWitt. Following graduation from high school, Helen began working at Iowa Mutual Insurance Company in DeWitt. She later worked at Lamp Delivery in Mount Joy, Iowa, which she greatly enjoyed. Helen worked at VonMaur Center in Davenport for the past ten years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, and the Altar and Rosary Society. Helen enjoyed reading, watching television, gardening, taking trips with her sister, Mary, and following the Hawkeye basketball team. Helen cared about her family deeply and will be remembered for her homemade sugar cookies.

Surviving are siblings, Mary Bloom of DeWitt, Bill (Mary) Bloom of Waukee, Iowa, and Cathy Bloom of Brownsburg, Indiana; nieces and nephews, Laura (James) Burks, Bob Hoepner, Anne (Trampus) Budde, Bill (Maria) Bloom, Paul (Natalie) Bloom, Mark (Liz) Bloom, Mike (Stacy) Bloom and Adam Bloom; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents and a great-nephew, Beau Bloom.

The family will receive friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial for Helen will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. The Rev. Fr. Paul Connolly will officiate and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School or the charity of your choice.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be expressed at

Death date: Oct. 21, 2013

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