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Paul Bloemendaal

October 23, 1953 January 19, 2013
Paul Bloemendaal
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PAUL LEON BLOEMENDAAL was born to Peter and Rosella (Eernisse) Bloemendaal on October 23, 1953, in Slayton, Minnesota. He was raised in Currie, Minnesota and began attending school in Slayton. He then moved with his family to Edgerton, Minnesota where he continued his education. After he graduated from Edgerton Public High School in 1971, he became employed as a mechanic at Skelly’s Service Station in Pipestone. On March 23, 1973, he was united in marriage to LuAnn Bendt. Following their marriage, they lived in Pipestone and Paul continued to work at Skelly’s. He joined the National Guard in 1973 where he served until 1979. In 1983, he began working as the service manager at Amdahl Motors in Pipestone for three years. Then, in 1986, he became employed at Bayliner Boat Manufacturing in Pipestone. He enrolled at Minnesota West College for cabinet making in 1992. After completing this course, he became employed at Minnesota West as a custodian. On December 31, 2005, Paul suffered a heart attack. Following his recovery, he returned to his job at Minnesota West for a short time before he had to retire due to his health. In 2006, he returned to part-time work at the City of Pipestone where he enjoyed his time mowing the many properties for the city. In the fall, he worked for CHS in Ruthton, Minnesota where he sampled grain as a probe operator. On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Paul was admitted to the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital for tests. He remained there until his death on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the age of 59 years, two months and 26 days.

Paul enjoyed being a member of the Pipestone Area Facebook Motorcycle Club. He could often be found riding his scooter around the streets of Pipestone with a friendly wave and a smile on his face. He always looked forward to bow hunting deer each year. He loved watching his grandchildren play softball, basketball and volleyball. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed singing karaoke. He was well known for making and sharing his special treats. Besides watching ball games, he especially enjoyed babysitting and “spoiling” his newest grandson, Kellen.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, LuAnn Bloemendaal of Pipestone, Minnesota; his son, Michael Bloemendaal and his wife Leann of Pipestone, Minnesota; and his daughter, Melissa Landhuis and her husband Jacob of Chandler, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley, Shelby and Kellen; his mother, Rosella Bloemendaal of Shakopee, Minnesota; three brothers, Keith Bloemendaal and his wife Jenny of Frisco, Texas, Gene Bloemendaal and his wife Arlene of Pipestone, Minnesota, and Dave Bloemendaal and his wife Joan of Hinkley, Minnesota; four sisters, Lori Hoogheem and her husband Darrel of Marshall, Minnesota, Doris Cameron and her husband Lloyd Hilgart of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Theresa Hartog and her fianc Vaughn Holcer, of Burneyville, Oklahoma, and Lois Hegland and her husband Mitch of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Chad; his father; and his mother-in-law and father–in-law.

Cemetery Details


New Woodlawn Cemetery - Pipestone Final Resting Place

654 116th St.
Pipestone, MN 56164

654 116th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

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