Appeared in the Virginia Mesaba Daily News Dec. 16, 1902
Submitted by Bruce Nordstrom - Ccjune@aol.com
Death Calls Another
Again has death entered within the mysterious gate of our city and called unto itself a well known citizen and one whom at this time leaves a great void amongst a happy home. This time it laid its finger on Gustov Blomberg, the faithful employee of Alfred Burke. The end came Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home on Poplar street, after but a few days of actual sickness, although he had been feeling badly for several months or more. The cause assigned is heart failure. Mr. Blomberg was a pioneer of Virginia, coming here in 1893 and had been closely identified with the city's up-building during all these years. He served as alderman of the Fourth ward for nearly a term, filling the vacancy of Peter Shipley. In the capacity of aldermen, the city was much benefited in his councels. He was about 36 years old and leaves a wife and three small children to morn his demise. Deceased was a member of the Scandinavian lodge and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, under the auspices of which society he will be buried Sunday afternoon, the services to be held at the Hawkinson Hall. In the sad hour of their affliction, The Virginian joins the many friends of Mrs. Blomberg and children in extending their sympathy in their sad hour of need.