Eric Tommy Blomfelt ’60

Eric Tommy Blomfelt ’60 died on December 14, 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 19, 1937, he prepared for college at Holden High School and Wachusett Regional High School in Massachusetts and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation,heservedintheU.S.Army National Guard until 1961, when he joined the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston as a claims adjuster. In 1964, he became assistant manager of sales development and product research for the Middlesex/Lynn Mutual Insurance Companies in Massachusetts. He received his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1967. He was promoted to assistant secretary of the firm in 1969, was named vice president for corporate development and a director in 1972, and became president. In 1978, he moved to South Dakota to become president of American Concept Insurance Company in Rapid City. He, his wife, and his daughter owned the former Scandia Store in Rapid City. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Blomfelt; a son, Eric Blomfelt of Windsor, Colo.; a daughter, Lisa Sherrod of Hermosa, S.D.; and four grandchildren.