Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Silverman; dear mother and mother-in-law of Sandra S. (Dr. Frank) Wasserman and Joan S. (Robert) Baker; dear grandmother of Kim W. (Steve) Weindorf; Tracy W. (Michael) Cassidy and Laurie Baker (John) Slifka, Ph.D.; dear great-grandmother of Sammy and Lucy Weindorf and Cate and Elle Cassidy; dear sister of Margie (late Ducky) Cornbleet; dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.
A private service will be held. Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Thompson, David Lewis December 4, 2018. Beloved son of Marcia Leuchter Thompson; dear brother of the late John S. Thompson; loving grandson of the late Herbert and the late Blanche Leuchter; beloved nephew of the late Norma (the late Howard) Davis; dear cousin of Bernard (Susan) Spiegel. Services: Graveside service Sunday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association or to the charity of the donor's choice. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE
Beloved husband of Anne-Sophie Blank; dear father of Andrew and Alexander Blank; dear brother and brother-in-law of Gary (Barbara) Blank; dear uncle of Janina (Will) Lee Shanoke; dear great-uncle of Sofie and Mia Lee Shanoke.
Visitation Thursday, December 13th, 12:30 PM at New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum 8430 Gravois, followed by funeral service at 1:00 PM.
Bergmann, Jacquette Jackie December 28, 2018; beloved wife of the late Martin Bergmann, M.D.; dear mother and mother-in-law of Lawrence Bergmann, Ph.D. (Susan) and Daniel J. Bergmann (Debra Dill, M.D.); dear grandmother of David Bergmann (Wendy) and Rachael Bergmann (Ethan); dear friend. Services: Visitation Sunday, December 30, 9:00 a.m. at Cong. Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road, followed by funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions preferred to Volunteers In Medicine, 1039 Duchesne, St. Charles, MO 63301 or Miriam School, 501 Bacon Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Please visit bergermemoralchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Edmund Axel Bloomquist
August 7,1933 - January 5, 2019
At 10:50 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2019, the world became a sadder place with the peaceful passing of Edmund A. Bloomquist, 85, in St. Louis, MO.
Born in Lansing, Michigan, the only child of immigrant parents Axel and Gertrude (Menzel) Bloomquist, Ed enjoyed a life filled with many interests and accomplishments.
Ed graduated from Lansing Everett High School as a varsity-lettered athlete in track, football, basketball and wrestling. After graduation, he attended Michigan State University until his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force in 1952.
Ed completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, TX, followed by two years in Funibashi, Japan, where he studied and worked in electronics. He completed his military service at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Ed was employed by McDonnell-Douglas as an electronics engineer, and worked on many ground-breaking aerospace projects including the Gemini space program and the Lufthansa 747 flight simulator. He left McDonnell-Douglas after 17 years, joining Engineered Air Systems where he served in varying capacities including Manager of Process Engineering and Manager of Technical Support until his retirement in 1998.
Being a “gearhead” was Ed’s birthright. The son of a mechanic and garage owner, he was born with a wrench in his hand and grease under his fingernails. Over his lifetime, he spent thousands of hours tinkering with cars – from his own first car, to his kids’ first cars, to his latest restoration project, “Old Yeller”.
The consummate “Mister Fix-It”, Ed enjoyed home repair and renovation projects, his motto being “never pay someone to do something you can do yourself”. Rarely was there an electrical, plumbing, or structural problem he couldn’t solve. He proudly assisted his kids with rehab projects on their first homes and completed countless renovation projects in his own homes.
Ed was a voracious reader, enjoying his bi-weekly adventures to the St. Louis County Library. He was a die-hard Mizzou basketball and football fan, religiously following the teams into his final days. He was a life-long dog lover from his childhood Border Collie mix, Judy, to his beloved Lab/Malamute, Bear. True to his Swedish/German heritage, he was a connoisseur of fine (or even not-so-fine) beer.
Ed was a gentle soul with a quick wit and a humorously sarcastic sense of humor. A devoted son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend, Ed was loved beyond measure and will be missed more than words can ever say.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife Diane (McNichols) Bloomquist and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Elaine (Grossman) Bloomquist; children Brad (Julie) Bloomquist, Jill (Mark) Chapman, Jeanne Harwin, and Michael (Paula) Grossman; granddaughters Veronica (Matt) Potter and Lauren Harwin; his grandpuppies Sox, Buddy, and Hank; and Ben, the cat.