Carroll Bloomdahl, age 96, a lifelong resident of Elk River (Meadowvale), went to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 7, 2014. He passed away at Park View Care Center of Buffalo. Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Peterson- Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 PM. Further visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2 PM at Svea Hill Church, 16392 235th Avenue, Big Lake. Interment will be at Svea Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Carroll was born on December 8, 1917 to John (J. E.) and Agnus (Bostrom) Bloomdahl, at home on the family farm where Carroll lived his entire life. The Bloomdahl farm was originally owned by Carroll’s grandfather August and has been handed down from generation to generation. Carroll farmed with his Dad until his death in 1952, at which time Carroll took over operation of the farm and continued dairy farming until 1967. On September 1, 1962 he was united in marriage to Virginia Strand. In 1967, Carroll quit dairy farming and went to work at Federal Cartridge in Anoka while continuing to farm the fields and raise beef cattle.
Carroll was active at Svea Hill Church throughout his life, serving in many different positions at the church. He also attended Nowthen Alliance Church for a time. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading books, magazines and newspapers to keep up on current events. Carroll especially enjoyed reading the Bible, and after a long day at the farm he would be found at the kitchen table reading and studying his Bible.
Carroll is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginny”; daughter Wendy (Bill) Zacharda of Elk River; son Rev. Philip (Kim) Bloomdahl of Plum City, WI; grandson Bill Zacharda; granddaughters Kristina, Brianna, Annika, and Lydia Bloomdahl; great grandchildren Zoey and Will Zacharda; sister Adelaine “Addie” (Glen) Fevig of Kalamazoo, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; and his precious grandson Nathan, with whom he is now reunited in Heaven. The family would like to thank the staff at Park View Care Center for their tender and loving care of Carroll during his time there, and also a special thank you to those who visited Carroll during his stay at Park View.