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Selena Otten Blohm
September 14, 1917–March 2, 2008

Selena Blohm, age 90, of Center Junction, Iowa died Sunday morning, March 2, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning, March 6, 2008 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Kosec officiated at the services. Friends called from 3 until 7 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are a daughter, Julie Berchenbriter and special friend Larry Maiers, Cedar Rapids; two grandsons, Paul (Anna Drexler) Berchenbriter, Eugene, Oregon, Drew Berchenbriter, Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Joyce (Ralph) Paulson, Scotch Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin, a brother James Otten, four sisters, Marcella Rickels, Mabel Cheairs, Pauline Kuhns, and Mary Ann Rosencrans.
Selena Marie Otten was born September 14, 1917 at Scotch Grove, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Ida Mable (Meade) Otten. Selena graduated from the Center Junction Community Schools in 1936. She continued her education at the Cedar Rapids Business College.
Selena was employed at Chamberlain Manufacturing in Waterloo from 1937 until 1945. Selena married Marvin Blohm on September 23, 1942 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. After Marvin returned from military duty in WWII, the couple farmed near Center Junction. Marvin preceded her in death on December 15, 1976. Selena had lived the past 9 months with her daughter, Julie.
Selena was a lifelong member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. She was baptized on November 4, 1917 and confirmed her faith on April 4, 1933. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the Sarah Circle. She had also served on the Center Junction Library Board, two literary clubs, and was active in Senior Fellowship.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 7 March 2008

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