Louis Blohm

May 13, 1936 – Nov. 2, 2020

Louis Blohm, 84, passed away Nov. 2, 2020, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. He was born May 13, 1936, in Beulah, N.D., to Fredric Blohm and Mamie Miller Blohm. He and his twin sister, Lois, were born last of 14 children.

After leaving North Dakota the family moved to Saint Xavier, Mont., then settled in Bridger, Mont. Louie attended school in Bridger. He completed the eighth grade and then worked for the railroad in Laurel, Mont., prior to joining the Army, where he served in Germany. 

Upon returning from his Army service, he renewed his acquaintance with Mae Osborn, who lived in Cowley. They were married, and Mae brought to that marriage a daughter, Connie. Louie loved to tell others that she had chosen him to be her father, and so he adopted her. They were joined by Julie, who was born a couple of years later. 

Louie loved to show off his beautiful daughter. But he didn’t stop there with his love. He took into his heart nieces and nephews and many young people who came his way. Louie’s capacity to love was big. He was a devoted husband. When Mae became too ill to be at home, despite his difficulties with walking, he went every day to see her.

Louie worked for C.S. Lewis and the Lovell sugar factory. One of his favorite jobs was driving the dinky, the little engine that pulled railroad cars in and out of the factory. His daughters loved to take small rides with him. He was later employed with American Colloid until he retired.

Louie liked to fish, hunt and watch westerns, and he loved dancing. He and Mae would attend square dances most weekends in their early married years. Later in life he loved his word search puzzles and spending time at the Senior Center in Lovell and with friends at the Brandin Iron. He and Mae were Senior Citizen VIPs in 2018.

Most of all, he was proud of his family. Louie attended his children’s school events and went on to film his grandchildren’s sporting events, including traveling around the state following them. 

Despite some hardships in his younger years with his mother, Mamie, dying when he was around age 9, Louie chose to be a happy, optimistic person. He was quick with a laugh and was kind to many. His Cowley friends recalled his willingness to mow lawns, give rides and overall be a friend. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had much fellowship there. People recognized his red pickup as he and Mae were seen in the area.

Survivors include wife, Mae; daughters Connie (Greg) James of Newcastle, Wyo., and Julie (Kent) Stingley of Powell; siblings Edna Lucera of Stockton, Calif., Laverne Clark of Yakima, Wash., Lois Bernhardt of Laurel and Ray Blohm of Laurel; sisters-in-law Sally Blohm and Barbara Osborne; and many nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services for the celebration of his life will be Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cowley. Burial will follow at the Cowley Cemetery.