Daniel “Dan” A. Blommel, 70, of Avon, passed away surrounded by his family June 6, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A celebration of life was  June 13 at Community Country Church in Holdingford with the Rev. Gregg Valentine officiating. Interment was at South Elmdale Congregational Cemetery in Holdingford. 

Daniel Ambrose Blommel was born May 7, 1952, in Melrose, to Aloys and Helen (Dickhaus) Blommel. He married Phyllis Lahr Nov. 30, 1973, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. He worked at DeZurik in Sartell for 47 years and was looking forward to his retirement. Dan was a gentle easy-going man who was ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. His family always came first. Throughout the years, he attended many events for his kids and grandkids. His pride and joy were his grandkids and he will be missed dearly.

Dan enjoyed fishing including his Canadian trips, playing cards especially 500 where he would often get a “perfect” hand, playing cribbage, going on pontoon rides and making memories at their seasonal camper over the last 34 years. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and placing bets on the drivers, attending Community Country Church and was a member of the Walleye Hunter’s Fishing League. 

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Blommel of Avon; daughters Stacy (Jed) Konsor of Holdingford, and their children, Kylee, Brenna, Kinley and Cora; and Ashly (Ryan) Headley of Maple Grove, and their children, Logan, Piper, Colton and Maeve; siblings Arnold “Arnie” (Mary Jane) Blommel, Leroy (Marilynn) Blommel, Herb (Cindy) Blommel, Mary (Gordy) Kuznia, Ann (Bud) Heidgerken, Joan (Mike) Ellering, Jim (Denise) Blommel, Bill (Yvonne) Blommel, Ken (Val) Blommel and Lisa (Dale) Austing.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Aloys and Helen Blommel; parents-in-law Alcuin and Viola Lahr; brothers Gerald Blommel, David Blommel and Patrick Blommel; and nieces Paige Luethmers and Heidi Deters.  

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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