Sarah “Helen” Bloom, 94, of Platteville, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday October 21, 2016 at First English Lutheran Church, Platteville. Rev. Mike Short will officiate. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, at the church. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family.

Memorials may be made to the Sarah “Helen” Bloom Memorial Fund.

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Helen was born on February 10, 1922 in Rapid City, South Dakota, the daughter of Eugene and Sarah (Young) Johnson. She was united in marriage to William Bloom on September 30, 1943 in Platteville. He preceded her in death on December 14, 1977. Helen worked at an Egg Plant, Burgess Battery, and for 18 years she worked in the bakery at Glenview Commons at UW-Platteville. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church. Helen enjoyed sewing and embroidery.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Stan) Clayton of Platteville; son-in-law, William “Bill” Willis Jr. of Platteville; three grandchildren, Kim (Dan) Piazza of Waunakee; Kelly (Mark) Marquart of Fort Atkinson; and Tiffany (Ryan) Uitenbroek of Green Bay; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brady Piazza, Hannah and Emma Marquart, and Logan Uitenbroek; and nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Judy Willis, on August 8, 2016; sister, Arlene Bush; and brothers, Delbert and Doug Johnson.