Monday, January 11, 2016


Enid Viola Blomberg age 103 and longtime resident of Ogema, died Jan. 10, 2016 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab in Medford where she had resided since 2006.
She was born to Emil and Ellen (Johnson) Carlson on October 5, 1912 at their home north of Ogema. She attended Larkin Grade School, Prentice High School, and Teacher’s College in Phillips. In addition, she took correspondence classes from the Federal School of Art, Minneapolis, and attended teaching classes at Superior State College.
Prior to marriage, Enid taught at Sunnyside, Norlin, and Prentice High Schools and after, was a substitute in the Ogema and Prentice Schools for many years. She has always been remembered fondly by her former students.
October 26, 1940, Enid was united in marriage to Henry C. Blomberg at the Methodist Church in Tomahawk. They lived there a short time before moving back to Ogema and purchasing a home just south of town. Here they lived the majority of their lives and raised their 3 children. In 2002 they moved to Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford.
She was a life time member of the Ogema Baptist Church, taught GMG (Girl’s Missionary Guild), and attended Ladies Aid. She also was a Lady Lion.
Many summer days were spent at the family’s Stone Lake cottages relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the lake and surroundings.
Enid was a gifted artist who especially loved to paint the beautiful innocent faces of children. Students, friends, and family members loved Enid’s talent and enjoyed viewing the varied subjects of her paintings.
Enid is survived by one son, C. Neil (Joanna), Appleton, WI., 2 daughters, Susan (Gary) Siebert, Ogema, Barbara Carroll and friend John Nelson, Medford, grandchildren Annika (Michael) Graif and their children Henry and Oren, Minnetonka, MN., Erik Blomberg, Minneapolis, MN., Derek (Tammy) Carroll and son Oliver, Eau Claire, and many nieces and nephews.
Enid was preceded in death by her husband Henry, son-in-law Albert Carroll, sisters Dorothy (Jim) Bruner, Bernice (Russell) Mattson, and brother, Herbert (Lucille) Carlson.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab for their care and compassion during Enid’s last days and a special thank you to R.N.’s, Shannon and Donna.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ogema Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 16 with Pastor Rodney Price officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. up to the time of the service. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Attending Pallbearers will be Gary Siebert, John Nelson, Jim Bruner, David Mattson, Robert Mattson, and Eugene Carlson. Memorial donations in honor of Enid may given to her family, for designation at a later date. Online condolences may be left at