Shirley J. Blome

CRYSTAL FALLS – Shirley J. Blome, 84, of Crystal Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Northstar Health System in Iron River.

She was born July 15, 1929, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Leo and Lucile (Langford) Nau. Shirley married August F. Blome on Sept. 10, 1948, at Maple Grove Ranch, Florence, Wis. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2009. The couple lived in many areas of the Midwest before finally making their home in Cheboygan. In 1986, they moved to Crystal Falls where they enjoyed retirement. Shirley enjoyed watching the birds and deer that roamed in her yard; flowers, her flower garden, ceramics, and spending time with her family and friends.

Shirley will be sadly missed by one son, Frank Blome, Crystal Falls; three daughters, Barbara (Mike Delbridge) Anderson, Crystal Falls, Kitty (Dennis) Brozak, Crystal Falls and Dianne (Roger) Griswold, Iron Mountain; one brother, Franklin (Nancy) Nau, Crystal Falls; one sister, Patricia (Ron) Wloszczynski, Fortune Lake; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey (Melissa Marcell) Anderson, Brian Brozak, Jennifer (Steve) Latowski, Janese (Brian Pratt) Blome, Tamara (Gordon Davis) Blome, Tarra (Ryan Conery) Griswold, Tiffany Griswold; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, August, Shirley was preceded in death by one brother, John Nau.

In accordance with Shirley’s wishes private family services and visitation will be held. Pastor Doug Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Florence.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Shirley or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls to honor Shirley’s legacy of life.