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David Bloom

David Bloom, 71, of Aurora passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln.

The family plans to have a memorial service for David at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Monroe Evangelical Free Church near Phillips, NE. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


David Scott Bloom, the son of Herbert Francis and Mae Conelda (DeWitt) Bloom, was born in Danbury, Connecticut on September 4, 1950 and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 28, 2022, at the age of 71.

He grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. David served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970, before being honorably discharged. After serving in the Vietnam War, David worked for the City of Danbury and went on to long-haul truck driving.

On August 23, 1996, he was united in marriage to Kathy Kohmetscher in Lincoln, NE. They had a total of 8 children: David Jr., Christina, Joseph, Jean, Joshua, Justin, Andrew, and Katie. They lived in Avoca, NE before moving to Hampton, NE for 14 years. They later moved to Aurora NE.

David enjoyed fishing, music, and spending time with family. He was known for his ability to make friends easily, as well as his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Herbert Bloom, and his siblings June, Sally, and Ricky.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathy of Aurora; 8 children, David Bloom Jr. of Florida, Christina Smiley, Joseph (Jessica) Marchand of Lincoln, Jean (Mario) Flores of Aurora, Joshua Marchand of Aurora, Justin Marchand of Grand Island, Andrew Bloom of Aurora, Katie Bloom of Lincoln; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his 5 siblings, Dennis Bloom, Sandy Marinaro, Judy Kubisek, Bryan Bloom, Earl Bloom & several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends that will cherish his memory.

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