Mearl E. Blosmo
Mearl E. Blosmo, 96, Spearfish, SD passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 with his loving wife of 67 years, Lois, at his side.
Mearl was born in a sod house near Pleasant Ridge on August 18, 1916 to John and Annetta (Braa) Blosmo. His mother died when he was three years old. His dad remarried Florence Sickenger, his beloved second mother. He was raised on the family homestead in the Shadehill area. At the age of 14 he left home to work at area ranches, and on to Montana, Washington and California. Mearl was drafted into the Army while living in California, where he was working in a steel mill. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. The majority of his life was ranching and with his company Blosmo Construction. He was always a cowboy at heart. Mearl is survived by his wife; Lois, son; John (LorRaine), daughters, Connie (Johnny) Niehaus and Candace Stromer, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; John, Annetta and Florence, brother; Ted (Harriet), twin sisters; Rilla (Harrison) Miles and Ruby (Don) Ham, sister-in-law Arlene Banning and brother-in-law Dean (Beverly) Knutson.
Visitation for Mearl was from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Funeral Services were at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spearfish. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery, with military honors by the Spearfish Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church or Spearfish Veterans Memorial.