Daniel Blom

A millennia ago, God ordained that on Dec. 30, 1966, Daniel Theodore Blom would enter this world; and it was also ordained that of Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:15 a.m., Daniel Theodore Blom would leave this life after a long and very courageous battle with cancer, becoming an inspiration to all, to begin Eternal Life with his Heavenly Father leaving behind his most prized and loved possessions, his children.

Dan was born in Wheat Ridge, Colo., to Dale and Constance Blom, and was the older of two children. He lived with his family in Arvada, Colo., until he was in fifth grade. During that time liked to hunt and spend time at his Great Uncle and Aunt Bergstresser’s cabin in Gypsum, Colo. They moved to Laurel, Mont., in 1978 where he made many friends and enjoyed playing sports, becoming one of the “Twin Towers” on the Laurel basketball team his senior year. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1985.

After graduation he joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Knox, Ky. After his discharge he returned to Laurel and lived and worked for a few years in Denver and Billings. Before long he settled down to raise his family and mainly worked in retail, working a number of years at Lowes as a loss prevention manager where he was very well respected and made many friends with co-workers and customers alike. His last job was at Boise Cascade, also in a managerial position.

Dan loved his kids and friends and spent most of his time with them and rightfully earned his reputation as a prankster. He lived his life for them and was true to them to the end.

Dan is survived by: his loving children, Jordyn, 24, Heather, 22, Kyle, 13 and Erin, 10; his loving parents, Dale and Connie; his grandmother, Donna Ruppert; his sister, Melissa; brother-in-law, Brad; his nephews, Ryan, Alec, Brett, Scott and Michael; a niece Alex; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

The funeral Mass will be Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Laurel.

A vigil will be held in Laurel on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., in St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Our family would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Riverstone Hospice; memorials may be sent to Riverstone Health Hospice Care, Billings, Mont.

Dad, Dan, Son we will miss and love you forever but know you are in a better place; if the angels only knew what was in store for them.