Dale Q. Blomsness - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 9, 1923 - November 15, 2021

Dale Q. Blomsness, Lt. Col USMC

Age 98 of Richfield. Born August 9, 1923 passed away November 15, 2021. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Althea; and 8 siblings. Survived by children, Karin (Keith), Mark (Linda) and Keith (Sue); grandchildren, Jenny, Matt (Rae), Krista (Ted), and Brian; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a proud Marine who fought in the Pacific during WW II and served in the Reserves retiring as Lt. Col. prior to his long career with Haldeman-Homme in Minneapolis. But most of all, he was the best husband, dad and grandpa. His honor, dignity, friendship and love for country and family will be celebrated and remembered. He was our hero.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Tunnels to Towers or donor’s choice.


  1. Mary Sauer says:

    Dale Blomsness was such an amazing man. He made a person feel so welcomed and loved. He had this contagious smile that warmed the soul. I’m gonna miss this guy. Prayers and hugs to the family during this sad time. – Mary Sauer

  2. Kurt Sorensen says:

    I heard of your spirit and pride as a Marine from a friend. Semper Fidelis, sir. Hopefully they let you settle in before they give you firewatch in the middle of the night.

  3. Emily Brehmer says:

    Very bummed I wasn’t able to make the service but Dale touched my life greatly during my time working as a waitress. His great generosity and kindness will never be forgotten in my heart. My thoughts and love are with Linda, Mark, and the rest of the family during this time. I’ll be toasting with a Skyy on the rocks with olives to Dale!

  4. John D Roth says:

    When I saw the name Blomsness I immediately remembered Karin and Mark from Arthur’s Restaurant and the fun we used to have after work at the swimming hole with the rope swing. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My Mom just passed away in late October (Elaine Roth). We used to call Mark “Ernie” (affectionately) because he reminded us of a character on “My Three Sons.” Best wishes to you all. John Roth (Cook at Arthur’s).

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