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Harlen E. Blohm - January 06, 2010


Harlen E. Blohm, 84, of Bushnell, Neb., was born in Fort Pierre, S.D.
on Mar. 11, 1925, the son of Charles and Elsie (Williams) Blohm. He was raised and attended school in Fort Pierre.
After attending high school he worked on the family ranch in South Dakota. He was a talented heavy equipment operator and cleared many roads and helped people dig out after the blizzard of ‘49.
He enlisted in the Army and after completing boot camp, he was discharged due to knee injuries. He moved back to South Dakota and ran heavy equipment building roads and water dams in the area. He moved to the Sandhills of Nebraska in the Hyannis area in the 1950s and worked as a ranchhand and also made riding saddles and did boot repair. Harlen opened Triangle Saddle and Boot Repair in Hyannis.
He was married to Margaret and to this union Marie and Randy were born.
In 1977 he met Debra Carey and they were married on July 22, 1977 in Grant, Neb. They moved to Laramie County Wyoming and have lived in the area the last 30 years.
Harlen loved showing sheep at many of the stock shows in and around the area. He loved farming and ranching and anything to do with that lifestyle. He was a very gifted leather worker and made saddles, boots and chaps, among other things.
He died at the Kimball County Manor in Kimball, Neb. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.
Survivors include his wife Debra Blohm of Bushnell; son Randy Blohm and daughter Marie Blohm, both of Colorado; sisters-in-law Vicki and husband Todd Hatcher of Elsie, Neb. and Kathi Wilson of Cheyenne, Wyo; nephews, Todd Hatcher and fiancé Cait Walter of North Platte, Neb. and Justin Hatcher of Elsie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials have been established to the Harlen Blohm Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball was in charge of the arrangements.