Eugene C. Bloom age 84 of Watertown, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota. He was born May 5, 1930 to William and Madeline (Hydock) Bloom in Niagara Falls, New York.
Eugene served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952 and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to Carol Marie Piche in 1950 in Niagara Falls, New York. He served as a law enforce officer and retired with over 20 years of service.
Eugene was a member of the Eugene Earley American Legion Post #121 of Watertown. He volunteered as a youth baseball coach, liked to hunt and fish, enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid reader of the bible.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, William and Madeline Bloom; his son David; siblings William Bloom and Norma (Al) Minicucci.
He is survived by his wife Carol of 63 years; son James (Dawn) Bloom; Grandchildren Dottie, Jimmy and Jason; great grandchildren Taylor, Ella, Jimmy III, Brooke, Jack, Jeremy and one on the way; sister Joan Forese; sister-in-law Florence Bloom; dogs Caleb and Shady; as well as many other family members and friends.
Interment services were held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Military Honors were provided by the Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad.
Arrangements by the Itens Watertown Funeral Home.