Sedric Cleo Bloom, the son of George Arthur and Rosetha E. Bloom was born May 8, 1896 in Carson, IA. He died September 3, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 84 years.
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He received his elementary education in Carson, Iowa. In 1911 the family moved to LaPlata, Missouri were Cleo attended high school. Cleo went on to further his education at Kansas City Business College.
Cleo was united in marriage to Esther Bell Dudley on September 24, 1919 in South Gifford, Missouri. To this union, two children were born, George Allen of Amarillo, Texas and Cleo Jr. of Valentine.
Cleo was a lifetime cattleman, engaging in the production of registered Hereford cattle. He came to Nebraska in 1925 where he began his ranching operation. He devoted the last 25 years to the production of registered Angus cattle.
Cleo was a member of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association, the Sandhills Cattle Association, the National Cattlemen’s Association and the Presbyterian Church.
Cleo was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Bloom. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two sons and their wives, George and Louise and Cleo, Jr. and Frances. Cleo is also survived by three grandchildren, George Allen Bloom, Rosita Louis Seagraves (and husband Paul), Michael, Lee Bloom, and two great grandchildren, Paul II and Rasena.
Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, Nebraska at 2 p.m. on September 6, 1980. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake, Nebraska. The Wood Lake Union Church women hosted refreshments. Watts Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman