Obituaries

Catharine E. Bluege

March 28, 1935 - May 26, 2017

Catharine E. Bluege

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Catharine E. Bluege, 82, of Belvidere, went home to her Lord, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Alpine Fireside surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. Born March 28, 1935 in Chester, IL, daughter of Carl and Mary (Mills) Bewie. She married E. Robert Bluege on November 17, 1956 in Mattoon, IL. Catharine and her late husband, Robert Bluege, were the owners of Western Auto and Bluege’s Bike Shop in Belvidere, for a total of 45 years. She made her spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Catharine loved biblical archeology, and biblical studies. Most of all, she loved children and her family.

Catharine is loved and missed by her children, Shawn (Todd) Miller, James (Lisa) Bluege, and Colette (John) Foley; grandchildren, Emily (Andrew) Janetzke, Erica Bluege, Melissa (Adam) Keip, Allyson Miller, Joey (Catherine) Bluege, Mollie (Colt) Boldman, Eli Bluege, Gabby Bluege, Ariana Foley, Joshua Foley, and Annie Foley; great-grandchildren, Julia, Hannah, Caleb, and Matthias Janetzke, and Liam Keip; sister, Laura (Pal) Rao and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Lynn Bluege, son, John Bluege, and granddaughter, Lauren Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Keith Richards officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 4-7p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Keith Richards officiating.

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.

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Dear Bluege family –
How I enjoyed knowing Catharine!
I will remember her beautiful voice, her understanding of scripture, and the conversations I shared with her. I am not in town, so will not be able to give my condolences in person. That makes me sad. But know I am keeping you in thought and prayer. I know that YOU know what a special person Catharine was! With my heart-felt sympathy.

Sally Stegemann 2017-05-29T16:32:22

Our heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow. Loved Grandma Bluege. She was always such a sweetheart and loved to visit with everybody. With our Deepest Sympathy’s – Jim. Kathy, Daisy & Brandon.

Kathy Mechlelr 2017-05-28T16:23:33

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