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February 3, 2023

11/22/2022 5:29:00 AM
Charles W. Blomdahl

Charles W. Blomdahl, 87, Town of Newbold, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Charles was born in Rhinelander to Walter Blomdahl and Esther (Scott) Blomdahl on March 22, 1935. He graduated from Rhinelander Union High School in 1953. He married Mary (Baribeau) Blomdahl on Aug. 4, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering and went on to have a successful 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service until he retired in June, 1990. His interests included hunting, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He loved the Lord and was very passionate about reading the Bible and talking to others about his Christian journey.

Charles is preceded in death by his father, Walter Blomdahl; his mother, Esther (Scott) Dorsch; and his stepfather, William Dorsch. Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Baribeau) Blomdahl; his son Eric Blomdahl (Jennifer) of Rhinelander; his son Kirk Blomdahl (Careyann) of Chenequa, Wis.; and beloved grandchildren Carlee, Kyle, Rachel, Tyler, Matthew, Makenna, Carson and Sara.

Anyone wishing to provide a memorial can do so by selecting "Give a Gift" through the link provided below. Charles was a strong believer and supporter in Ryan Brauer's work through Athletes in Action...spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to collegiate athletes in the upper midwest. Please mark your "Single Gift" donation "In memory of Charles W. Blomdahl" under "Special Handling Instructions." Click on the following link to donate:

Visitation for Mr. Blomdahl will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon, with memorial services following at noon, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 all at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Reverend Timothy Vadis will be officiating. A complete notice will follow in the River News and at You may leave your private condolences for the Blomdahl family at

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

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Article comment by: judtih naylor

My deepest sympathy for your loss Mary, boys and Grandchildren. Chum was one of my most favorite cousins!! His kindness and patients with me as a young girl were heartwarming. My biggest thrill as a teen was being in your wedding , never to be forgotten!! My love to you all . Judy (Winchell) Naylor

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