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1936 Alice 2020

Alice Louise Bloom

1936 — December 10, 2020

Alice Louise Bloom (Day) went on home to her Heavenly Father on December 10, 2020. She was born September 5, 1936 on her Grandparents farm outside of Hampton, Iowa to John and Esther Day (Kruse). She was the first of three daughters, Barbara and Sandra. Alice graduated from Hampton High School. She married her wonderful husband, Russell "Wayne" Bloom in the Lutheran Church in Manchester, Iowa on July 8, 1953. They lived in the North Chicago, Waukegan, and Park City, IL area where they raised their four children. Alice retired from Abbot Laboratories in 1991. She also worked as a Crossing Guard for Glenwood School for many years, at Victory Memorial Hospital in the Radiology Records Room, and as a cashier at Laurie Ann Donuts in Waukegan. She is survived by her 4-children, Linda in Park City IL, the twins David (Barbara) in Houston TX, Dennis (Debbie) in Park City IL, and Donald (Yolanda) in Byrdstown TN; 11-grandchildren, 22-great grandchildren, and 2-great great grandchildren; numerous very special Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews, and very special In-laws Marilyn (Ted) Guldberg, Darlene Winkler, and Robert Tyer. Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 64-years Wayne, her parents John and Esther, her sisters Barbara (Joslin), and Sandra (Tyer), her In-laws Everett and Edna (Folkert), her brothers-in-law Harlan Joslin and Dennis Winkler, and her nephew John Craighton. We want to give a special THANK YOU to STAR Hospice in Gurnee, particularly Liz RN, Pam CSW, Kim CNA, Tammy NP, and Chaplain John. You ALL were we blessing to our mom and to our family. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL. 60099 on March 17, 2021 with family time from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, open visitation from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., and prayer service beginning at 1:45 p.m. Please sign the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com
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