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October 2, 2022

7/15/2022 5:29:00 AM
Robert Lennart Blomquist

Robert Lennart Blomquist, age 65, of the Town of Sugar Camp, died on July 9, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 2, 1956, in Chicago, the son of Lennart and Ingrid (Olsson) Blomquist. He was raised in Chicago and attended schools there graduating from Wheeling High School in 1974. After his schooling he went to work as a salesman. He sold many things during his career as a salesman and was very successful doing so. He was known as He visited the Northwoods as a child and realized his dream of living here when they built their home in Sugar Camp in 1998.

Robert married the former Joy Holtz on June 10, 1978 in North Brook, Illinois and they were blessed with 44 years of marriage.

Robert loved the Northwoods and fishing, especially musky fishing. In his family he was known as the "Master Fisherman". He liked to keep up on current affairs and enjoyed watching the news each day. He also played in pool league for a number of years.

Robert is survived by his wife Joy, his daughter Erika (Mark) Bednarz, his son Lenny (Stevie) Blomquist and his grandchildren Cody, Mason and Payton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Robert's life will be held at a later date and he will be interred in the Sugar Camp Cemetery. You may leave your private condolences for the Blomquist family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Blomquist family.

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