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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Charles "Al" James Alva Bloesser
May 9, 1936 - January 20, 2022

Place of Birth: Fort Scott, KS
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 85



Charles James Alva “Al” was born May 9, 1936 to parents Charles James and Nellie Bloesser in Fort Scott, KS. He was raised and attended school in Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School in the class of 1954.

He attended school for mechanics and GM certification and moved to Sidney in 1957 where he worked at Gem City Motors and met Rachel Weber who worked across the street at Snowflake Bakery. He had a souped up hot 64 impala that he invited Rachel for a ride in. Not only did he pick up a donut at the Snowflake bakery but he picked up a date! They were united in marriage September 25, 1964.

Al was quite a jokester! If you had a conversation with him, you could always count on a few jokes and couple stories.

Some of Al’s favorite pastimes were tractors, motorcycles, old cars, and anything with an engine. He also enjoyed going for leisurely rides with his wife and spending time watching NASCAR. He built a couple power pull tractors with the most memorable being Sheer Energy. He and his family spent lots of weekends attending the tractor pulling events.

His love for Oliver tractors led him to a club called Northern Lights Oliver Collectors where he met many longtime friends. Al restored many old tractors and attended threshing bees and plow days with Rachel all over North Dakota showing off his tractors.

When Al moved to Sidney in 1957 he began his career at Gem City Motors where he worked for many years and still valued his friendships that he developed while he was there. He and a good friend started a snow and dirt removal business in the early 80’s called Snoco. Later, he started his own shop called Bloesser Automotive. After retirement, he still kept plenty busy in his shop at home doing small engine repairs and carburetor kits.

Al died Thursday evening, January 20, 2022 due to health complications.

Al is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Rachel Bloesser; 4 children, Rolly (Jan) Bloesser, Robin (Kris) Swenson, Roxie Auck, and Roger (Desirae) Bloesser; his 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; Lorraine Schnarre, Dorothy (Marvin) Taylor, and Carol (Donnie) Arnold.
Al was preceded in death by: his Mother, Nellie Bloesser; Father, CJ Bloesser; Brother, Henry Bloesser; Sister, Leah Stubblefield; Sister, Connie Shoemaker; Son, Richard “Ricky” Bloesser and granddaughters, Carly Bloesser and Tiffany Pedersen, and great grandson Dayce Tombre.

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Jerry and Cindy Tippett (Sidney, Montana)
Jan 23, 2022
Sorry for your loss.
Ray & Diann Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota)
Jan 23, 2022
One of the World’s best mechanics has left the Shop! A serious void now looms about us! I will always Appreciate the personality that Al showed to everyone. He never turned away from no one. He was always so Edgar to fix and repair your problem! Two years ago I videoed an interview with Al while he was helping Sonny Anvik get all of Con Cayer’s JD tractors running for the auction. I will always cherish that interview! We’ll never forget you Al! You the one if a kind!
Craig & Doreen (Vaira) Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Jan 24, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. When my parents moved to town they enjoyed having Al & Rachel as neighbors. It was always nice visiting with them over the fence. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Sandi Angel (Sidney, Montana)
Jan 24, 2022
Oh Rachael--I am so very sorry for your loss and I just can't express my sympathy to you enough. May you and your family find peace with our Lord and may He hold you all in His loving Arms. Your friend in Christ, Sandi Angel
Roxie Auck (Bismarck , ND)
Jan 25, 2022
Dad, I can’t express how much I will miss you! We had some good talks and I loved your stories you use to share with us. You had such a sharp mind all the way to the end! I was always amazed at how you could work numbers and remember dates, even from events way back when. You were a tough man but you touched many hearts!!! Can’t wait to hear another joke or smarty pants comment when I see you again! Forever treasured!
I love you so much!!
Robin R Swenson (Belfield, ND)
Jan 25, 2022
Dearest Dad,
I love you muchly! You had a softness and tenderness in your heart that did not go unnoticed, especially the past few months. As we reminiscence about your many adventures in life, we find ourselves waking up each day saying, we forgot to mention this about dad...you were a jack of all trades and good at them all. You were a very wise man and we will miss you greatly and deeply. RIP, Iron Man! Go rest high on that mountain.
Your daughter,
Robin Swenson
Bill & Annette Henderson (Fairview , Montana )
Jan 26, 2022
Dear Rachel & family,
We’re thankful for our friendship.
Being involved with Al in tractor pulls,& displaying them was a lot of fun. One of the highlights for me was teaching Al to fly! What a great experience!
He was my”Go To” mechanic for years! If I ever needed anything done;he was on top of my list. I don’t think there was ever a time when we got together that we didn’t discuss who made the best pickup;Dodge or Chevy! By the time the discussion was done,it always ended up in a draw!
I valued his friendship highly.
We’re out of town & sorry to miss his funeral.
We’re praying for you.
Della Block and family (Mcintosh, South Dakota)
Jan 26, 2022
So sorry far your loss. Think of you guys often. Prayers sent to you all in this hard time
Debbie Yoder Proulx, Del and Ruth Yoder (Billings, MT)
Jan 26, 2022
Sweet Rachel and family, so many precious memories and lots of fun visits at Dad and Mom's. We will miss those times! My Daddy said he will really miss Al. He always enjoyed the visits! Love and hugs to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Toots McCollough (Billings, MT)
Jan 27, 2022
Bloesser Family, So very sorry to hear that you lost Al. He was such a character, full of stories and laughs. Such a hard working guy too. God bless and keep you. Hugs to all
Emily Hoff (Sidney)
Jan 28, 2022
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, keeping you all in prayers. May he rest in peace knowing he was much loved by many.
Lloyd Wind (Seattle, Washington)
Feb 3, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Wanted to say that my father, Eugene Wind, must have worked with Al at Gem City. He always had to ask Al what he would do when it came to questions about the motor rebuild of my 69 Corvette. Dad had a lot of respect for Al and his mechanical knowledge.
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