Donald C. Bloom, 78 of Westville, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024.  He was born April 25, 1945 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada the son of the late John Donald Bloom and Doris (Haskell) Carnegie.  Donald’s love and passion was raising Angus cattle, which took him many places and provided many friendships over the years.  Locally, he served as Superintendent of the Porter County Beef Project for 25 years, Porter County Fair Board for over 25 years, past President of the 4-H Council, past President of NWI Angus Association and past President of the Indiana Angus Association.  Donald was also a member of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO and an honorary member of the American Angus Foundation.  He enjoyed collecting antique tractors, attending cattle shows with his grandkids Bryce and Zayda, the National Western Angus Bull Sale, where he served as a judge in 2004, and helping his wife, Carol, with the Bloom Animal Clinic.
On February 2, 1974, Donald married Carol Payne who survives along with their daughter, Deanna (Josh) Hofing and children, Bryce and Zayda; step-son, Rex (Jennifer) Hayes and children, Logan, Kyle, and Wyatt; step-daughter, Denise (Dale) Klopfenstein and children, Katrena and Tyler; siblings, Sharon Provins, Wendy (John) Dike, and Ross (Linda) Carnegie; and special nephew, Donald (Janice) Provins.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Bloom in 2007.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 2:00-7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service on Friday, January 12th at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso in conclusion a luncheon.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family to establish a memorial in Donald’s name with the Porter County Beef Project. Click here to watch the recorded funeral service.


So sorry to hear about Don. I know Hunter Carrico thought he was special person and will be missed by many people. Sending prayers for Carol and the family. -Kathy (Carrico) Kane

Carol and family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Don . He was such a wonderful friend , great father and husband. He will be missed by all. -Terry & Carin Clifton & family

My deepest sympathy to Carol & family.It was a pleasure getting to know the family through the years. May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace. -Carol Hannon Little 

Carol and family~I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. He created a beautiful legacy that will forever be remembered by everyone who knew him. His kindness, humor, friendship, and big hugs will always hold a special place in my heart! Sending you my deepest condolences, love, and hugs. Heaven has gained a wonderful Angel. -Julie Hornsby

My sincere condolences go out to Doc and her family. -Barb Lawrence 

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Don. Prayers and hugs to you and yours. -Penny Oleson & Family 

To the family of Donald Bloom my sincere sympathy to you. I have known Don for at leat 15 years and I also remember his larger than life smile. He will be sadly missed at fair board meetings and during the fair. My he rest in peace. -Robert Huffstodt 

Carol, our deepest sympathy on your loss. True partnership of love and respect was what you two showed the world. May God hold your heart in this time of loss. -Brent and Julie Harnish

It breaks my heart. I will miss him dearly. Love to all of you and I pray for your strength during this time of loss and healing. -SuAnn Stark 

Carol, Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. Over the years we have come to know both of you as special people. We are truly sorry and sad. May the Lord bless you and hold you close -Darrel and Gina Nice

So sorry to hear of Dons passing will hold you in my heart during this tough time. -Evelyn Allison

We are very sad to hear this. We love you Doc and Crew. -Nicholas Dillman 

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. He was a very special person. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry. -Bob & Elaine Bohling

During the incredible journey of life, the sands beneath our feet may shift and change, but the precious memories will never wash away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, -The Jack Graham Family

Dr. Bloom, so sorry for your loss! Don will be missed by many. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. -The Mizwicki Family 

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Bloom's passing. We can't attend the services as we are in Arizona for the winter but will make a donation as suggested. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. -Jim and Linda Burrus 

Carol, Denise, Rex,Deanna and your families. I am very sorry to her about Don. Hugs, much love and heartfelt sympathies are sent your way. We shared a lot of time and have many memories of the years I spent working for Carol. Hugs to ALL!! -Kathy Stalbaum Skaggs 

My deepest condolences to all of the family on the loss of a great man. -Jay Wright 

I am just now seeing this, Dr Bloom I am so sorry to hear this. Don was always, always such a nice man. Always a warm smile and could tell he loved farming the cattle. He will be truly misses. Prayers to you all. -Jamie Erow and Family 


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