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James A. Bloom

James A. Bloom

November 30, 2018

James A. Bloom, 74, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire surrounded by his family.

He was born March 21, 1944, in Rice Lake, WI, to Almeda Bloom.  James graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1962.  Early during the time of being a 35+ year employee of Uniroyal, he also served in the National Guard. 

James married Gloria Burns on December 5, 1964, in Eau Claire WI.  In 1967, they moved to the Town of Union where they purchased a parcel of land.  There he built their home, farm, and shop with his own two hands.  They lovingly raised their family, horses and hunting dogs together.

James enjoyed caring for his family, hunting dogs and horses.  Later in life he became a blacksmith and a farrier.  He, along with his wife, was an avid hunter and sportsperson.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria of 53 years; two children, Kris (Chris) Hansen of Wilson WI, Jeff (Brenda) Bloom of Milton, WI; three beautiful grandchildren, Julia, Lauren and Eden Bloom; in-laws, Robert (Lynn) Burns of Eau Claire, Nancy (Ronald) Kaeding of Elk Mound, WI; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and Virgil Burns.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, December 7, 2018, from 3-6:30 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI (right behind Charter Spectrum).  A Celebration of his life will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, December 7, 2018, from 3-6:30 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI (right behind Charter Spectrum).


6:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI (right behind Charter Spectrum).

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  • Pat Heacox Gloria I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I just ran across the obit. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Love and Hugs

    December 17 at 4:28pm

  • Tim & Nancy Haldeman Gloria, and all close to Jim,
    Our deepest condolences to you as you process the unexpected loss of your beloved Jim. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    December 7 at 1:02pm

  • Gene and Audrey Aune Our deepest sympathy, prayers and love to Gloria, Kris, Jeff and the family. I can't come up with words that express adequately or begin to encompass the profound grief you all are feeling right now. I don't believe anyone ever met Jim that didn't immediately become fond of him. Such a personable, genuine, helpful, multi-talented and cheerful man. He will be missed by many who will remember him with a smile, but, especially by his family who are left with just the many great memories. RIP in your new home in eternity with the angels, Jim.

    December 7 at 12:39pm

  • Dana, Jasen and Rachel Morlock So sad to hear this news, our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time together. Still makes me smile to think of meeting you across the closing table - will think of Jim as we spend time at the land.

    December 5 at 11:27AM

  • Theresa Dewitz Gloria..... I don't know if you remember me. I was Dr. Schwartz's dental assistant for years. I as so sorry to read about Jim. He was a great man and I enjoyed both of you very much as patients. (I especially enjoyed giving Jim a hard time). Please know that you are in my prayers.


    December 4 at 3:59PM

  • david thibado So sorry to he of Jim's passing. Enjoyed many times deer hunting with him, is wife and the group!
    May the family always remember the good times and blessing to all.


    December 3 at 4:50PM

  • Tammy Whyte My heart goes out to the family‚̧ Jim was such a good man to everyone!!! He will be missed by all and his smiling face and genuine laugh will always be remembered. God bless

    December 3 at 7:29AM

  • Ron and Pam Thompson So sorry to hear the news. Your family will be in our prayers.

    December 2 at 10:36PM

  • Linda Kay Gloria, I will always remember the great times we had together at the Bit N Spur. I was a newcomer who didn't know a sole; you and Jim welcomed me into the horse community and your home. I lost an old friend and my heart aches for you and your family.

    December 2 at 5:16PM

  • Dianne B Faldet Gloria, I am so sorry to read about Jim. Prayers to you and your family.

    December 2 at 1:53PM

  • Bill and Bonnie Kuehn We send our sympathy and prayers . So sorry to read about Jim. .

    December 2 at 12:00PM

  • Sally and Scott Fadden and Family Gloria, Kris, Jeff and Your Family .. We are so sorry for your loss of your Dear Husband and Father . Please know that we are with you in spirit . Much Love , Thiughts , and Prayers to you all . Blessed be His memory.

    December 2 at 12:32AM

  • Orrie and Karen Cole Kris, So sorry to hear if you losing your Father.
    You are in our prayers,
    Orrie and Karen Cole
    Chisago City, MN

    December 1 at 8:01PM

  • Peggy Pierson Dear Gloria, Kris and Jeff,
    Please how many fond memories I have of your dad. I can hear his hearty and ever-present laugh as I write!
    I'm so sorry that he was taken so suddenly from you but know that your family has always lived with such deep love for one another that he always knew how much he was loved.

    December 1 at 4:11PM

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