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Bridget Chisaka

December 11, 1984 - October 20, 2020

Visitation - Monday

October 26, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Prayer Service - Monday

October 26, 2020
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service - Tuesday

October 27, 2020
- 2:00 P.M.

Hope Lutheran Church South Campus

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Boulger Funeral Home

Bridget Chisaka

December 11, 1984 - October 20, 2020

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The funeral service will be livestreamed at the link below.

https://boxcast.tv/view/bridget-chisaka-funeral-yij2cwk929v5ubok9xlc

Bridget’s Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below:

Bridget Chisaka passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN at the age of 35.

Bridget Nicole Blomberg was born on December 11, 1984, to Wallace and Carol (Bleken) Blomberg in Fargo, North Dakota. She grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo North High School where she was active in theater and various clubs and graduated in 2003. After High School, she attended Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) where she majored in Elementary Education. During her time at both schools, she made many close friends, many of whom she had kept in close contact. SMSU is also where she met the love of her life, Saili. They were married in June of 2011.

She began her teaching career at Lynd Public Schools in Lynd, MN, in 2007 through 2012. She continued her teaching career at Hidden Valley Elementary in Savage, MN for the last eight years. Bridget’s greatest passion was teaching and shaping young minds. She was able to touch so many students’ lives throughout her career which was one of her biggest joys. Bridget was a favorite to many of her students. There wasn’t a student that she was not up for the challenge and she loved to make a difference in their lives.

Bridget will be remembered for her kind and generous soul. Patience was one of Bridget’s best virtues. She could always be counted on by family and friends for anything they needed. She was full of life and the most fun person to be around. Her laugh and smile were infectious. Besides teaching, Bridget loved a good girl’s weekend, shopping, relaxing at the lake, and a good date night and traveling with Saili.

Bridget is survived by her husband, Saili Chisaka of Savage, MN; her parents, Wally and Carol Blomberg of Fargo; and her brother, Brady (Amber) Blomberg of Fargo and their children Bentlee and Briella who were Bridget’s Goddaughters, her beloved dogs Piper and Hazel along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Fern and Oscar Bleken, grandparents Floyd and Lillian Blomberg, Aunt and uncle Ted and Shellene Haugen, Aunt Carol Bartsch, Uncle Orin Bleken, and her beloved dog Dutchess.

Funeral Service: 2 PM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus in Fargo, ND (Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website)
Visitation: 5-8 PM Monday, October 26, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home – and one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday
Burial: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo

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29 responses to “Bridget Chisaka”

  1. Connie Ryan says:

    I was lucky enough to get to know Bridget through my niece Jenny. We have met for meals over the years when we were in the cities and always looked forward to her company. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and I feel honored to have gotten to know her. Rest in peace Bridget, you were loved by many.

  2. Becky Mueske says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Bridget’s passing. I worked with Bridget at Hidden Valley for several years including teaching with her in the after school program. She was so kind and helpful to the kiddos. My daughter dog sat for her fur babies several times. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Jean and David says:

    So very sorry for your loss…I know your hearts are breaking..please know we are praying for all of the family..

  4. Shawn and Penny Bylander says:

    Our deepest sympathies… we are so very sorry for your loss. No words… other than we have you in our thoughts and prayers, we love you, feel for you and are here for you. She was a bright light and will be so very missed. Love you – our hearts are broken for you.

  5. Jim anstadt says:

    One of the most wonderful family I have had the honor to know

  6. Debbie Riegel says:

    Wally, Carol, and Brady,

    Sending you love and prayers for comfort and this difficult time.
    My memories of Bridget are of the bubbly little girl running around the red house on the corner in Fargo.
    Little pigtails and smiles and so excited when daddy came home from work!
    I can only imagine she brought many smiles like that to the faces of the children she taught.

  7. Susan Amundson says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Crystal Nurmela says:

    Sending prayers during this difficult time. Bridget was such an amazing, beautiful and kind person. She always looked out for and cared about others. I am thankful I was able to work alongside her for so many years and see the lasting impact she had on her students. Bridget will be greatly missed.

  9. Cathy Swart says:

    I remember Brigette being so good to the boys. She was always nice to them. She was a responsible sweet girl. It is a terrible loss for your family.

  10. Francy Gorman says:

    So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family.

  11. Sherry Wagner-Smith says:

    My deepest sympathies in the loss of Bridget.
    I worked with her in reading intervention in Burnsville and shared her passion as a reading specialist.
    May you find a sense of peace in this challenging time. Sincerely,

  12. Lubasi and Annie Kamuti says:

    My deepest condolences to you brother Chisaka and the family. In times like this we often need the comfort that only God our Heavenly Father can give! May God Himself comfort you and your wife’s family 🙏🏽

  13. Andrew and Wankumbu Chulu (Kentucky) says:

    Please receive our heartfelt condolences. Praying for you during this trying time. Our God will comfort and strengthen you. Mhsriep.

  14. Exhilda Siame says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Saili and the rest of the family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Association of Zambians in Minnesota (AZIMN)

  15. Jean Jones says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to Saili, Bridget’s parents, her brother and his family. I worked with Bridget at Hidden Valley Elementary. She truly did light up any room she was in with her infectious smile, you always felt comfortable with Bridget! I know how much she loved her students and they loved her! Hidden Valley is deeply saddened at the loss of a colleague and friend to many. May the support of family, faith, friends and memories of her hold you during this difficult time.

  16. Diane Tangen says:

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you for your family’s loss. In our thoughts and prayers. The Tangen family

  17. Jon Ebsen says:

    Heartfelt condolences Wally and Carol. Stay strong.

  18. Iesha says:

    This is really heartbreaking. Bridget your were the sweetest person I’ve met and worked with. I’m going to miss popping up at the vision center and peeking in the room to see if you’re there and catching up. Sending my condolences to your entire family and husband.

  19. Victoria Mavunga says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear beloved Saili. May God grant you peace, hope, strength, and wisdom to continue to live your life to the fullest as she would have wanted.
    You and the entire family are in my prayers!

  20. Jason Swenson says:

    I was Bridget’s principal at Lynd Public School. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She was such a kind and compassionate person/teacher. She had a wonderful laugh!! She will be missed by many. I know that I speak on behalf of all the staff at Lynd Public School when I say our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Cherish all the wonderful memories!! Fly high, Bridget!!

  21. Vicki Olson says:

    I watched Bridget grow up. What a wonderful young lady. I’m so sorry. She always had a smile.

  22. Margaret, Jeremy, Jordan & Madeline Sundheim says:

    We are so deeply saddened. My sister Catherine was Bridget’s friend and coworker. We were lucky enough to get to know Bridget through the years. She was so supportive of my daughter’s theater “career”. Supporting Madeline through her many community, professional and then high school shows. She was always there with a huge smile and encouraging words. We loved having her in our lives. She truly was family and we will never forget her kind spirit and generosity.

  23. Mikayla Davis says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I had only known Bridget for about a month, but in the month she made such an impact on my life. I came in as a first-year teacher in the room next to Bridget’s we had a connecting door to our rooms. She helped me set up my classroom and plan lessons. She always asked how I was doing and was there to support me even when she was busy trying to figure out this new way of teaching. She was like my mentor. If I had a question I knew to go to her. I was moved to virtual academy and even though we weren’t in the room next to each other’s anymore she was still supporting me. She was such a good person and we need more people like her in this world. I will miss her tips and the support she gave me. I will never forget the difference she made in a new teacher’s life.

  24. Mick bleken says:

    Going to be dearly missed…

  25. Cathi J Knudson says:

    I can’t even begin to say how sorry I am for your loss of Bridget. There are no words. I knew her when she was a baby and through her childhood. What a character she was. Always such a good kiddo who grew into an amazing adult. Godspeed Bridget. A sweet, good and caring soul is gone and the world is emptier after she left…….

  26. Angie Tusa says:

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Im so thankful for the opportunity to get to know Bridget at Hidden Valley! She was so welcoming & kind to all and so very loved by her school family. She will be deeply missed!

  27. katie (hartje) vanzanten says:

    So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. I went to Ben and North with Bridget and have been reflecting on fun memories with her from those times.. laughter and conversations in her red Beretta, school hallways and study halls. She certainly left all who knew her with a legacy of love. You are in my prayers.

  28. Tim Opsal says:

    So sorry to hear of Bridget’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  29. Robert Scheer says:

    She was a good person to be around in school.

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