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Inwood, IA: Marcus James Blom, 10, of Inwood, Iowa, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at his home from injuries sustained in a farm accident. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 14, at 1:00 PM at Netherlands Reformed Congregation with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be Monday, February 13, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Netherlands Reformed Christian School.
Marcus James Blom, son of Brian and Cynthia (Van Surksum) Blom, was born April 23, 2006 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Marcus attended Netherlands Reformed Christian School in Rock Valley, Iowa where he was currently a 5th grade student. He grew up on a farm south of Inwood, Iowa. Marcus loved being a farm boy and always enjoyed helping others. He loved reading, making wooden benches and other wood projects. Marcus will be remembered for being a kindhearted, deep-thinking, creative and thoughtful child.
He is survived by his parents, Brian and Cynthia Blom of Inwood; 2 sisters, Michaela and Madison Blom, both of Inwood; 2 brothers, Matthew and Micah Blom, both of Inwood; paternal grandparents, Cornie and Bev Blom of Corsica, South Dakota; maternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Van Surksum of Rock Valley; paternal great-grandfather, Joe Van Der Brink of Sioux Center, Iowa; maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Mary Van Surksum of Rock Valley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marcus was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Arie and Clazina Blom, Arlene Van Der Brink, and Gerrit and Henrietta Van Grootheest.
Visitation6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ,Monday, February 13, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247
Funeral Service1:00 PM ,Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Netherlands Reformed Congregation
1610 Main Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and keep you all in his care.
Tom and LaDonna Kuchta Feb 15 2017 12:00 AM
We wanted to express our sympathy to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeff Van Kley Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies during this time of loss.
-Your Fellowship Village Family
Emily Jones Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, and grandson. May God give you strength in the coming days and years!
Len & Trudy Den Hoed
Len & Trudy Den Hoed Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
Kathy and I are so sorry to hear about Marcus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dan & Kathy Dellman Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
Dear parents, brothers, sisters, oma's and opa's, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, friends and family,
What a tragic loss. My deepest sympathy to you all. Know that in the Netherlands someone is praying for God's peace and comfort for you all.
Vlaardingen (near Rotterdam)
Marja Rolfes-Lemson Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
Extending our heartfelt condolences to you all with the tremendous loss of your young son. May God comfort you all in this time of deep sorrow and for the time that lies ahead.
Sara Feb 13 2017 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy with the loss of your son, may you find some comfort in the future.
Andy & Linda Stam Feb 12 2017 12:00 AM
Cindy and family, so sorry for your loss. Know we are upholding you in prayer during this difficult time.
Jason, LaDawn, and boys
LaDawn Groeneweg Feb 12 2017 12:00 AM
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Kevin Hoogendoorn Feb 10 2017 12:00 AM