|Robert A. Bloomberg , 86, of Alpha, IL, Died Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Marigold Health Care Center in Galesburg. Services are 10:30 AM Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. Burial is in Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 - 8 PM Monday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull where memorials may be left to the Bethany Lutheran Church or Woodhull Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com
He was born February 5, 1924 in rural Alpha a son of Arthur and May Andreen Bloomberg. He attended Alpha schools and graduated from Woodhull High School. On June 8, 1947 he married Joyce Thayer in Woodhull.
Bob farmed in the Woodhull and Alpha area retiring in 1986. For many years Bob was the Football Announcer and Basketball Scorekeeper for the AlWood Aces. He coached youth baseball at all levels for many years and most recently enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
He was a life-long member of the Bethany Lutheran Church where he served on the board for several terms. He was Oxford Township Supervisor, Woodhull Cemetery Board member and a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau. He was an avid gardener and kept a beautiful flower garden.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce, a daughter Meredith (Terry) Johnson of North Henderson, 2 sons, David (Brenda) Bloomberg of Stover, MO, Jim (Annette) Bloomberg of Morrisville, NC. 5 grandchildren, Paul, Kathy, Graham, Drew, and Peter, 5 great grandchildren Emma, Cameron, Noah, Connor, Levi and several nieces and nephews. His parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death.