Karin Joy Bloomer, age 48 went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 24, 2019 at Fairlawn Nursing Home in Archbold, Ohio.
Born July 8, 1971 to Harold and Kathleen Bloomer, Kari was dedicated to the Lord at age one in the Pettisville Missionary Church (PMC). She accepted the Lord into her heart and was baptized by a family friend, Rev. Eddie Jones at age nine.
She spent her childhood in Delta, Ohio then moved to Archbold to start 9th grade where she had many friends and enjoyed choir and home ec. classes.
She participated in all the youth activities at PMC and was on the Bible quiz team. Her first job was at McDonalds when it opened in Archbold.
Soon after graduation from Archbold High School in 1990, Kari was diagnosed with a degenerative motor-neuron disease. She lived independently for a few years and had various jobs in the area, but her favorite was Walmart in Wauseon.
Because of her disability she entered Fairlawn Nursing Home in 2002. She especially enjoyed the Chapel services and various activities provided by Fairlawn.
She made many friends with the residents and their loved ones, the staff, and especially her aides. Kari always had a smile on her face and lived up to her middle name Joy. She would tell everyone about Jesus, and now is walking the streets of gold.
She was preceded in death by her father Harold Ray Bloomer, her grandparents Virgil and Mary Louise Bloomer, Gerald and Eleanor Line, and step- grandparents Art and Mary Donaldson. She is survived by her loving mother Kathleen Donaldson, step-dad David Donaldson of Archbold, siblings Bradley (Antoinette) Bloomer of Swanton, Kristin (Gary) Nafziger of Archbold, half-sister Nicole Bloomer of Perrysburg, step-sister Deidre (Robert) Paschke of Norfolk, MA, and step-brother Steven (Maren) Donaldson of Doylestown, OH. Eleven nieces and nephews, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
A private interment was officiated by Pastor Kent Norr. A celebration service will be held at Fairlawn Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 1st at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thank you to those at Fairlawn who took good care of Kari through the years. You were also her family and much appreciated. A special mention goes to her faithful friends Elaine and Phil Rychener.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Pettisville Missionary Church youth group. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is entrusted with arrangements.