Lori Anne Hoebelheinrich Blomme was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She passed away on Oct. 29, 2012. Lori was born on Aug. 6, 1972, to Deanna Bertrand and Myron Hoebelheinrich and was baptized at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton, S.D. Even as a child, Lori was a leader, and always kept all of her siblings in line! She graduated from Yankton Public High School in 1990. As a teenager, she gained a strong work ethic as a cashier at Sunshine Foods.
She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in ecology and environmental science. She met her husband, Dean Blomme, in 1996 at a Fourth of July party. She called her mother and said, "Mom, I think I finally found him!" They were married in an outdoor ceremony in the Black Hills on June 22, 2002. We will always remember how as a bride, Lori ran barefoot in the rain, playing tag with her nieces and nephews!
Lori began her adventure as a mother with the births of Olivia on Sept. 27, 2004, and Madeline (Maddie) on July 1, 2006. Lori filled the girls lives with wonderful memories of reading books, doing science and art projects, playing at the beach and playgrounds, gardening, and more. One of Olivia and Maddie's favorite memories of their mom is going on trips, especially their recent trip to Yellowstone.
She completed work on her master's degree of education from the University of Minnesota in 2003. She made a difference in the lives of students and colleagues at Menlo Park Academy High School for the last nine years where she was a science teacher, a mentor, and a friend.
Lori was an avid reader who loved learning new things and teaching others. She had many hobbies and interests, including gardening, cooking, camping, knitting and other crafts. She was a lover of nature and the great outdoors, and went on many camping trips throughout her life. As an active member of her church and her community, Lori shared her many gifts with others as a volunteer.
Lori is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Wilbert Braunesreither, and her paternal grandparents, Urban and Bernadine Hoebelheinrich. Lori will be forever loved and missed by her husband Dean; daughters Olivia and Maddie; parents Deanna and Ray Bertrand of Yankton, SD, and Myron and Carole Hoebelheinrich of Cody, WY; siblings Steven Hoebelheinrich of Yankton, SD, Lisa Hoebelheinrich of Sioux City, IA, and Leslie Hoebelheinrich of Sioux Falls, SD; step-siblings Carrie McCoy of Rapid City, SD, Annie Jacobsen of Aberdeen, SD, Nicole Day, and Chris White; maternal grandmother, Gladys Braunesreither of Yankton, SD; and many relatives, in-laws, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. today at Church of the Holy Name, 3637 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Arrangements with Thomson Dougherty Mansion 2535 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-871-4407.