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Dora Bloom

March 7, 1922-Oct. 29, 2012

November 1, 2012
Minot Daily News

Dora Bloom, 90, Minot, formerly of Plaza, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.

Dora was born March 7, 1922, in Lignite, at her grandparents' home, to Walter and Viola (Vesey) Malcomb. Dora was raised and educated in the Berthold and Tagus area, where she attended country school. As a young lady, she worked for an area farmer doing a variety of jobs from housework to driving the grain truck.

Dora met Edgar Bloom at an area dance. They were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 1940, in Sidney, Mont., alongside Dora's brother and Edgar's sister in a double ceremony. They made their home near Plaza, where Edgar farmed. Dora enjoyed working beside Edgar on the farm.

In 1948, the family moved into Plaza. Edgar and Dora planned to spend winters in Arizona; Edgar passed away on March 1, 1980, during their first visit. Dora spent a few more winters in Arizona before permanently moving to Minot in the late 1980s.

Dora liked to crochet and loved to bake. She enjoyed visiting with friends and entertaining company. She cherished time spent with her family. Dora was a member of First Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, both Plaza. She served as a 4-H leader for her children's club and participated in the Plaza Homemakers group.

In 2002, Dora entered Trinity Homes in Minot. She remained active and enjoyed playing bingo and bowling. She also embroidered towels which were sold in the nursing home gift shop.

May God bless the memory of Dora Bloom.

Dora is survived by: her daughter, Mary Lou Bloom, Mill, Creek, Okla.; son, Walter Bloom, of Bloomington, Minn.; son-in-law, Thomas Johnson, of Burnsville, Minn.; brother, Robert Wayne Malcomb, of Klamath Falls, Ore.; granddaughter, Carmen Duvall (Dylan), of Elk River, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Heather Anderson (Joe), Lacey Pretzer and Alyssa Pretzer, all of Fargo, Caleb and Danner Duvall; five great-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Maxine Malcomb, of Minot.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Barbara Johnson; brothers, Durward, Donald and Elmer Malcomb; and sister, Bernice Sessing.

Funeral: Today, Nov. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m., in First Lutheran Church, Plaza.

Visitation: Today, two hours prior to the funeral, in the church.

Interment: East Plaza Cemetery, Plaza

Online condolences may be shared at (

(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)



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