The 4th annual Sir Edward Coke open 2012!

This past weekend we held. The event was a huge success as we had over 25 brothers out golfing and barbecuing. The event also raised almost $500 for the scholarship foundation. Congratulations go out to brothers Dereck Flom and Gabriel Benson who took home first place this year with a score of 2 over… amazing.

Andy Stewart took home the Odessy putter for his 7 1/2 footer on #9. At least the weather was beautiful because the golf was less than desirable…. come play next year… seriously you have a chance to win, these two did it!

We have several events coming up in the month of October so mark your calendars.

·         October 7 Founder’s Day dinner

·         October 12 – 13 U of M Homecoming

·         October 21 the U of M chapter will hold its annual Jimmy V 5k run/walk to raise money for the Jimmy V Foundation.

We will provide more details regarding these events as the dates get closer.

As always we appreciate your continued support and participation. As you are also aware we cannot continue to put on these events without your financial contributions. If you have not already done so, please visit our website where you can pay your 2012 alumni dues.

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

·         Matt Johnson, Alumni Chapter President at

·         Sean Barrett, Alumni Chapter Treasurer at

Matthew Johnson
“A” Twin Cities Area Alumni Chapter of Delta Chi

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

EQ Kimball Classic / Scholarship Scramble on 8-18 at noon!

On August 18th, starting at noon we’ll be playing the 4th annual EQ Kimball Classic at Francis Gross Nation GC in Minneapolis. Please take a minute to reply if you intend to play and who your partner is if you already have one. If not please let me know and I’ll help connect you! This is a two man scramble with tee times kicking off at noon on the 18th. Cost of the cart and golf is less than $50 and we’ll be selling players cards this year for $25 to raise some more money for the Scholarship Foundation. This card will include a mulligan, on course games and prizes to follow the event.

After we golf there will be an award presentation and the coronation of the Kimball Cup Winner (names engraved) as well as a bar-b-que for anyone who wishes to join us. Hope to see you there! I need your RSVP by Monday the 13th and if you have or care to donate a prize for the event let me know.

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

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