Arbadell Blomker of Watkins died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was 83.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Benjamin Hollingsead officiating. Burial will follow at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the church, and continue one hour prior to services Friday.
Arbadell “Arbie” Meyer was born April 11, 1938, in Eden Lake Township to Leo and Lillian (Haag) Meyer. She married Arnold “Arnie” Blomker on June 20, 1957, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Arbie and Arnie ran the family farm for many years. Later, they owned and operated the Chalet Café in tow. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Family was important to her, and there was always an open place at her table, and a candy dish on the counter. She and Arnie loved going for drives, and going out to eat. She was very loving, loyal, and strong. Her faith was very important to her.
Arbadell was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arnie in 2017, brother Lowell Meyer, and brothers-in-law Frank Pinder and Herb Willner.
She is survived by her children Bryan (and Jill) Blomker of Atwater, Debra (and Peter) Kalkbrenner of Eden Prairie, and David (and Kandis) Blomker of Watkins; siblings Arliss (and Arnold) Thielen of Cold Spring, Lyle (and Diane) Meyer of Eden Valley, Arlene Pinder of Orlando, Fla., Arvella Borchardt of Litchfield, Arlinda Willner of Cold Spring, Arlyn (and Roger) Kjosa of Orlando, Fla., Arnette Moll of Orlando, Fla., and Ardella Meyer of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren Mykala (and Kyle) Loveless, Cody (and Beca) Blomker, Elijah Blomker, Kryslyn Kalkbrenner, Kaylene (and Scotty) Kalkbrenner Pike, DJ (and Brooke) Blomker, Devan Blomker, and Dustin Blomker; great-grandchildren Cleo Blomker, and Brady and Teagan Blomker; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley.