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Milton W. Blomquist, 73, of Grand Island, died Monday, February 20,
2012 at his home with his family at his side.
To honor his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no
service. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mr. Blomquist was born July 11, 1938 in Grand Island, the son of Walter
and Lola (Brundage) Blomquist.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Craig Blomquist
(Kiley Bera) and Wendy Blomquist (Philip Griess), all of Grand Island.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, Baylee, Chaz and Chyna;
a great granddaughter, Honesty; a half sister Janice (Mike) Neaterous
of Russellville, Arkansas; and several cousins, including Doyle (Peg)
Brundage, Darrel (Yvonne) Brundage, Sheryl (Larry) Saathoff, Ron (Cheryl)
Brundage, Joy Wenzl and Jean Bernth.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Milton grew up and attended school in the Gibbon area. He entered
the United States Air Force January of 1957 and was honorably discharged
January 13,1961. He was employed by Kinman Chevrolet, Demers Standard
Station and by BNSF Railway in the Bridges and Buildings Department for
Milton loved old cars, loved working on cars and had a knack for making
them run like new again. He was an avid coin collector. He
loved going to the casino, whether it was in Las Vegas, Ft. Randall or
Council Bluffs. He also loved to travel and would often get in
the car and set out without a destination in mind. Milton was always
ready with a helping hand to help out in whatever way he was needed.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.