Category Archives: Obituaries

Passing of Brother Scott Andrews on November 21st, 2014

Scott Andrews, a Delta Chi and 1970 graduate of the Univ. of Minn. lost his fight with cancer on Nov. 21,2014. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Claudia Rohr and a son, Rory, twenty- four. Scott ran a successful landscape design and construction company with his wife for fifteen years in Portland, Oregon. For the last fourteen years, he and Claudia ran a bed and breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii. They designed and created the landscaping for their beautiful bed and breakfast called At The Beach With Friends.

Passing of Richard “Dobie” Allen UofMN 71′

Passing of Richard “Dobie” Allen UofMN 71′
I am sad to relate another loss today. Friday 10/2/2012
Richard “Dobie” Allen has succumbed finally to Mesothelioma. He passed away in the last few days. I do not have more details, except that the family is planning a wake or funeral next weekend, Nov 10-11.
I will forward more details when I get them. Scott Robinson is in touch with his wife and will let me know as soon as possible about the funeral arrangements.
Dobie was iconic. Minnesota Delta Chi’s own John Belushi. He added immensely to the “fun” part of frat life. We will greatly miss him and his spirited personality.
We send our sincere condolences to his family and all who knew him.
Steve Magnuson
Thanks, Steve, for passing this along – and well put.   Sad news, but “The Ranger” will live on —  a big personality and enthusiastic participant in most all the hi-jinx that went on back in The Day.  JJ
I still have fond memories of our smelt expedition and then going up to “da Range” to the “god damn boom boom room in Biwabik” and Dobie’s house.  That was with Greg Bloomstrom who is also departed and made me laugh so hard.  Such great times with these guys! Ken

Passing of Kevin Sellner UofMN 89′

Kevin Sellner, 45, of New Ulm died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at his home in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Tuesday, October 9 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Tuesday.

Kevin is survived by his daughter, Sarah Pitman of Bloomington and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Kevin Lee Sellner was born February 14, 1967 in New Ulm to Roger and Lois (Bishop) Sellner.

I just learned of this a few days ago and spoke with him frequently over the last 2 years.

Leslie N. Cole passed away on Friday, June 18, 2004

Leslie N. Cole passed away on Friday, June 18, 2004, at his home in Bellevue, WA at the age of 54 after a short courageous struggle with cancer. Leslie was born on June 29, 1949, in Waltham, Massachusetts to Albert G. and Relinde (Rickert) Cole. He graduated from High School in Mora, Minnesota in 1967 and the University of Minnesota in 1970. Leslie was active in the telecom business as President & CEO of ICON Communications and a past President of ACTA. As a committed community member he was actively involved with Healing the Children. He was an avid trap shooter, hunter, boater, and enjoyed spending time at his lake home on Lake Chelan with family and friends. Leslie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 32 years; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Darry Hanson of Issaquah; sister and brother-in-law, Uta & Jon Erickson of Gilbert, Arizona; niece; nephews; numerous relatives and friends. The Family will be holding a private Celebration of Leslie’s life. Remembrances may be made to Healing the Children 14021 127th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98290.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 25, 2004

Gregory John Bloomstrom U of MN Chapter of Delta Chi 71′

Gregory John Bloomstrom, 63, of Walker, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Greg was born May 8, 1949 in Crosby, Minnesota to James and Lorraine (Magee) Bloomstrom. He graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School and then attended Augsburg College where he graduated with a degree in political science. Greg worked in law enforcement in California and Minnesota. While working for the City of Oakdale he met Kim Parenteau and they were married March 2, 1984 in Stillwater. They spent the next few years living in the St. Paul surburban area while Greg attended the William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to their move to Walker in 1997 they lived in Wisconsin and Silver Bay, Minnesota. Greg worked as an Assistant County Attorney for Cass County, retiring in February 2012. Following retirement he has spent time the last four months in Orlando. Greg enjoyed travelling, riding his motorcycle, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Music was also a big part of Greg’s life. He loved to dance, listen to music, and taught himself how to play the guitar and piano. Greg also had a wise,philosophical side and was passionate about getting his point across during a good discussion. Under his strong and sturdy exterior was the big, soft heart of a man who loved his family and received great pleasure in being with his grandkids. He will be deeply missed. Greg is survived by his daughters; Rachel (Scott) Peters, Jennifer (Adam) Jackson, Jaime (Aaron) Couch, Jilli (Brett) Peterson, Jaclyn Bloomstrom (Mike Wittner), his father James Bloomstrom, grandchildren; Tyler, Maddy, Zander, Mia, Mailena, Myla MaKynli, Finley, Hayden, sister Nancy Preu, many nieces and nephews, and many brothers and sisters in-law. He was preceded in death by his wife Kim, mother Lorraine, and brother-in-law Charlie Preu.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker with Pastor Harris Hosteger officiating. Visitation will be Monday, July 16, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Dennis Funeral Home in Walker and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dennis Funeral Home