Wayne J. Bluhm, age 89, of Brownton, formerly Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 14, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following the service at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Friday, October 14, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Wayne Joseph Bluhm was born on September 21, 1933, in Penn Township, Minnesota. He was the son of Ernest and Elsie (Mikles) Bluhm. Wayne was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his Catholic faith. He received his education at Brownton Schools.
After meeting each other on a blind date, on September 14, 1957, Wayne was united in marriage to Sylvia Sieh at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Wayne and Sylvia made their home in Brownton, Minnesota, and then in 1966 moved to Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Pam, Vickie and Susie. Sylvia and Wayne shared over 55 years of marriage.
In addition to caring for his farm and homestead, Wayne was employed at Sam’s Tire Shop in Glencoe, the Glencoe Creamery in Glencoe, and later employed at NAPA Auto Parts in Glencoe MN as a route driver until he retired in 1985. Wayne was a faithful member of St. George Catholic Church and then later Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Wayne and Sylvia were always together, especially camping and taking motorcycle trips. He loved driving his golf cart around, going boating, and eating at Burger King. Wayne cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
Wayne passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at his home at Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton, Minnesota, at the age of 89 years. Blessed be his memory.
Wayne is survived by:
Children, Pam Karg and her husband, Wayne, of Coldspring, MN,
Vickie Ufkes of Hector, MN,
Susie Follett of Glencoe, MN;
7 Grandchildren, Jeremy Karg and his wife, Jody, Jenn Ribar, Dustin Ufkes and his wife, Amanda, Bradley Ufkes and his wife, Anna, Jessica Valentin and her husband, Scott, Corey Klaustermeier and his wife, Sara, Kyle Klaustermeier and his wife, Riana;
Brother-in-law, John Sieh and his wife, Gloria;
Sisters-in-law, Mary Burt and Carol Sieh;
Special Golf Cart Buddy, Skyler;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Wayne is preceded in death by his Wife, Sylvia Bluhm; Parents, Ernest and Elsie Bluhm; Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law, Frenz and Lenna Sieh; Great-Granddaughter, Isabel Karg; Son-In-Law, Michael Ufkes; Sister, Delphine Lindeman and her husband William Jr.; Brother, Melvin Bluhm and his wife, Gretchen; Brothers-in-law, Elbert Sieh, Mel Burt, Henry Henkelmann; Nephews, Ronald Lindeman, David Bach, Ken Aaberg; Many aunts and uncles.
Hart and Barb Rosebrock says
Pam, Vicki and Susie, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. We have so many fond memories of both your parents.
Betty A Schroeder says
Sorry for your loss Pam. My sympathy to your entire family.
nigel m oldenburg says
wayne will be missed driveing his golf cart in brownton he would come by and wave and sometimes he would stop at talk to me in mky driveway he was agreat man
his freind nigel rip wayne
Jim and Ginger Kraemer says
So sorry to hear of Waynes passing. Was a great neighbor for all those years.
Linda Hoernemann says
Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. May the good Lord be with you through this difficult time. Your friends at HearingLife in Glencoe.
Diana klabunde says
RIP Wayne, he was a very sweet guy and we always enjoyed seeing you driving around on the golf cart and stopping in and saying hi and telling us your stories of years gone by.
Rachel Johnson says
My deepest sympathy to the family. Wayne and Sylvia taught me a lot and I am forever grateful for their kindness through the years. Prayers for comfort Vicki, Pam and Susie!
Thank you all for your kind words about dad, we had the best parents??
Cousin Alice and family says
We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in ours prayers. So many wonderful memories. Especially the family reunion and water fight.
Bonnie Hahn says
Pam, Vicki, and Susie and families
Sympathies to you all on the loss of Dad & Grandpa. God has you all wrapped in His embrace
Logan Anderson says
Wayne will be missed by our family. We would chat over the last few years when he was driving his golf cart around town. It is going to be odd to not see him drive by anymore. Prayers for Wayne and his family from the Anderson’s.
Jane Randt says
You have my sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Sounds like he was a treasure to many.
Hugs and prayers to you and your families.
Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts prayers, they mean so much. Dad will be missed every single day
Sarah Hingst says
I sold Tupperware under Sylvia so many years ago, I got to know Wayne and Sylvia over the years and will miss them both. Wayne would Drive us to Tupperware meetings in the cities. He always had good stories to tell.
Lisa Lindeman says
In my ability to work from home I had the great privilege of very often seeing Wayne ‘about town’ on his golf cart. He always had a wave and smile and often times a story. I will miss those opportunities very much. He was a sweet and genuine person. He will be missed. God’s peace to all who knew him.
Renee & Brion Polzin says
Pam, So sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose a parent but you know he’s with your mom and in a better place. You and Vickie did a great job caring for him, taking him to his appointments, no matter how far you had to travel visiting him 2-3 times a week, etc. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Virginia Jerabek says
Sincere Sympathy from all the Fasching kids. Our Mom and we have good memories as neighbors in Glencoe. May you find comfort and a few laughs remembering the good old days in Glencoe as neighbors. It is our pleasure to have known your family.