Mrs. Norman Bloom (Geraldyne (Jeri) Langhofer)
Geraldyne was born October 7, 1928, to Fred and Pansy Hazel Langhofer and spent many of her fondest years on their family ranch Southeast of Kismet, KS. Geraldyne spoke often about the many memories of riding horses for hours alongside her Dad, Fred. Geraldyne died on May 15, 2018 at Brookdale Liberal Springs in Liberal, KS.
Jeri attended schools in Kismet and Liberal, graduating from the Kismet High School in 1946. Jeri and Norman Bloom were married on September 8, 1946 and headed west to Colorado, in 1949, trading her horse riding for tractor driving - they purchased farm ground North of Seibert, CO in an area called Sucker’s Flats. Being young and new to the area, the local banker loaned them the necessary money based on the “honest look on their faces”. Jeri and Norman later expanded their farming business which required “suitcase-farming” between the Kansas and Colorado farms.
Jeri and Norman were happily married for 69 years, working together to build a family based on the love of Jesus Christ, a successful farming business, while also being involved in their churches and communities. Jeri was a member of the Kismet United Methodist Church and the Sunnydale Church in Cope, CO – the church that they helped build in Colorado from the ground up. Jeri was very active in many community activities and services: church youth groups, church committees, Supper Club, 4-H, Beta Sigma Phi, member of First National Bank Prestige Club, and Mutual Investment Club.
Jeri loved the time spent with family and friends and is survived by: one daughter - Sandra Lou Dalke and husband Bill of Norman, OK; two sons - Fred Lee Bloom and wife Kathy of Liberal, KS; Thomas Lynn Bloom and wife Ashley of Denver, CO.
Seven grandchildren-DeAnna Dalke, Michael Dalke, Raygan Caballero and husband Alfonso "Cabby", Wil Bloom, Kyle Bloom and wife Danielle, Lundra Bloom, and Allyson Bloom; four great-grandchildren - Kaden, Kambri, Khloe and Kruz Caballero also survive her.
Jeri was preceded in death by Her husband Norman, her parents; Fred and Pansy Hazel Langhofer, brother; Raymond Jay McClure, sister; Mary Lee Langhofer, and daughter-in-law; Kimberly Sue Bloom.
Funeral service at 2PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Kismet United Methodist Church, Kismet, KS, with Pastor Terry Mayhew presiding. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Liberal, KS.
Visitation from 1PM to 8PM Monday (5/21) with the family present from 6 to 8PM to greet friends at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kismet United Methodist Church, Vona Community Ambulance Service, or Kismet Public Library in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, Kansas 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com