CHARLESTON, IL – Donna Angela (Brich) Bloomquist, age 90 of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2020, joining her husband, two grandchildren, and the souls of all the faithful departed. There will be a Private Mass of Christian Burial to be attended by her family at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Father Braden Maher presiding. The Committal Service will be at noon on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston. Memorials in her honor may be made to Coalition for People in Need or to a charity of the donor’s preference and mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Donna was born on October 14, 1930 in Neola, Iowa, a daughter of John and Angela (Lustgraaf) Brich. Her marriage to Robert Dale Bloomquist on January 7, 1950 lasted nearly 58 years. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2007. She is survived by a loving family which includes six children, Richard D. (Stephanie) Bloomquist of Madison, Wisconsin, John M. (Susan) Bloomquist and Thomas R. Bloomquist, all of Charleston, Illinois, Michael R. (Traci) Bloomquist of Sarasota, Florida, Mary A. (Robert) Gillihan of Mountain View, Arkansas, Deborah L. Horon of Charlevoix, Michigan; six grandchildren, Matthew Horon, Laura Horon, Emily (Tyler) Hanners, Sara Bloomquist, Zachary Bloomquist and Hannah Bloomquist; two brothers and five sisters. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Bloomquist; a granddaughter, Nichole A. Wallace-Bloomquist; a son-in-law, Joe Horon; two brothers and a sister.
Donna was a woman of faith and a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Charleston. She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and several bridge clubs as she was a skilled bridge player.
Growing up, being one of eleven children, Donna enjoyed the blessings of a large family and remained close, always looking forward to visits with her Iowa family members. She was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her own family, making their house a warm and loving home. She loved Bob dearly and their 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration was a momentous time in her life. She was thankful for their many wonderful years together and the loving family they raised. She was a marvelous cook and enjoyed hosting family dinners and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She always welcomed anyone who wanted to join her in watching a Chicago Cubs game as she was an avid fan. Donna’s family will always treasure their many wonderful memories of this special woman who gifted their lives with her love and devotion.
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