Justin Blom, 37, of Lignite, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Lignite.
Justin Dean Blom, the son of Donald and Marsha (Springsted) Blom, was born Sept. 25, 1976, in Tioga. He was raised in Lignite and graduated from Burke Central High School in 1995. While in high school, he played football and basketball and assisted his father with the operation of the family farm.
Following his high school graduation, he started his own repair shop, Justin's Repair. He also worked with custom grain and gravel hauling, oil field services and backhoe services.
His first pride and joy, Brook, was born on Feb. 4, 1998. His mini-me, Mia, was born on May 24, 2001.
He was a member of the Lignite Church of God and the Lignite Fire Department, where he served as fire chief. He was also a driver for the Portal Ambulance Service and was the president of the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
To those who knew Justin, he was like an M & M. He had a tough exterior but had a heart of gold. He had his grandfather's work ethic and loved building his business. He was a man of integrity and if you were his friend, you were a good friend. There was no brighter light in his life than his daughters Brook and Mia. He never missed their activities and ball games. He loved them to the moon and back.
Any spare minute he had was spent with the fire department. He loved the camaraderie with the Lignite Volunteer Fire Department. Justin was always willing to pitch in to better the community. There was never a question that Justin didn't have the answer to nor was there anything he couldn't fix. He was always willing to help whether it be moving snow, towing a car, or sweeping the floor in the fire hall.
He loved racing. He started racing when he was a freshman in high school and continued until the time of his death. He loved to camp, fish, ride his Harley, ride snowmobiles and spend time with his girls and fiancee.
Heaven gained an amazing father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend, fire chief, handy man and racecar driver.
Surviving family includes: daughters, Brook (15) and Mia (12); mother, Marsha Larson, Williston; sisters, Kayla (Josh) Dascher, Rochester, Minn., and Megan (Matt) Kihle, Lignite; nieces, Audrey and Trista Kihle; nephew, Nathan Dascher; maternal grandmother, June Springsted, Lignite; fiancee, Danyell Knutson, Lignite; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Justin was preceded in death by: his father, Donald; maternal grandfather, Wendell "Springy" Springsted; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Helen Blom; uncles, Jerry and Les Springsted; and a close friend, Ashley Bakken.
Funeral: Friday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Lignite.
Interment: First Lutheran Cemetery, Lignite.
Visitation: Today, Wednesday, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Church of God in Lignite.
Family Prayer Service: Today, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. at Church of God in Lignite.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Brook and Mia Blom Trust Fund.
Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).
(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)