David Blomquist went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 7th, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and children after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
David was born to Albin and Una Blomquist in Edmore, ND on September 1st, 1942. He grew up on the family farm near Edmore and enjoyed many adventures with his siblings and cousins. David graduated from Edmore High School and continued his education at Devil's Lake Junior College, he then transferred to Mayville State University and completed his teaching degrees for Math and Science. He later completed his master's degree at the University of North Dakota.
David married Terrill Levang in Adams, North Dakota on June 27th 1965. Together they made their home in Pembina North Dakota and raised their three children there. David taught at the high school for nine years. He worked during the Summers for the United States Customs Service during his teaching years and later joined full time with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service stationed at the Pembina and Noyes Ports of entry. He later transferred to the Neche Port of Entry where he served many years and finished his career as Port Director of the Neche Port of Entry in total he served 33 years in government service. David received many awards and commendations for his service and in his usual humble manner he would place them in a drawer and never speak of them. David served his community throughout his life spending many years as the Pembina Public School Board Treasurer and later as the treasurer of the Pembina Cemetery Board. David served his church as a teacher, elder, treasurer and church chairman.
David enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren along with fishing, reading and gardening but what he really enjoyed was being able to teach from God's word. David had that ability to teach to any age group, he taught children as young as first grade and he was able to teach senior saints and all age groups in between. He was a man of the word and he enjoyed helping others to be able to understand what the word had to say. He was a true lifelong teacher.
David is survived by his wife Terrill, three children, Patti (David) Kerlin, Jeffrey (Pam) Blomquist and Steven (Alyssa) Blomquist, nine grandchildren (Patti) Lenaya, Chris, Jesse, Ashton (Jeffrey) Sarah, Hannah, Rachel (Steven) Alexander and Vivian and one great grandchild (Chris) Elle, his brother Philip (Virginia) Blomquist and sisters Eunice Nelson and Linda (John) Murphy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Thea Blomquist and Palmer and Emma Overbye, his parents Albin and Una (Overbye) Blomquist his brother Alan (Phyllis) Blomquist and Sister Eleanor Paulson/Baker.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pembina Evangelical Free Church, Pembina, ND. A visitation of family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the church. The service on Friday will be webcast at www.facebook.com/pembinaefreechurch
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