Jeanette Catherine Blomeke, age 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at GilMor Manor. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan. Burial will follow in at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Morgan. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls.
Jeanette “Jeanie” was born in Brookeville township on March 4, 1933 to Henry and Anna (Lohaus) Uhlenkamp. She was the silliest of seven silly sisters, plus brother Jim. She attended country, St. Michael’s, and Morgan High School, graduating in 1951. On April 25, 1955 she married Glenn B Blomeke. “Home” was her life. She nourished souls with everyday meals, but holidays were magic. She was the hostess with the moistest for parties, baking up a storm and setting the table with cherished antique pretties. She painted gifts, sewed doll clothes – and later (bride)maid dresses – and covered grandchildren with beautiful quilts. Jeanie was FUN. The neighborhood kids made mudpies, forts, and collected pets at her house. For decades the Morgan crew invaded Sibley with tents, kids, and CRAZY ladies. She enjoyed traveling and sunsets. She was blessed with the BEST friends. They met for coffee and toasted life with wine. Morgan was always her home. She was a scouts den mother, 4-H leaded, in CCW, taught CCD, parish council, and crafted banners and decorated to enhance church liturgies.
Jeanie will be dearly missed by devoted husband Glenn “Blondie” Blomeke and her five children. Brad (Suzy) Blomeke of Morgan, Barb Lauterbach of Charles City, IA, Bruce Blomeke of Morgan, MaryBeth (Jeff) Carlson of Minneapolis, Brenda (Paul) Zeug of Morgan. She was proud of her eight grandchildren, Justin, Niki, Anna, Jasmin, Ashley, Lance, Lauren, and Matthew. Nine great-grandchildren. She is survived by brother James (Jan) Uhlenkamp of New Ulm. She was preceded in death by her parents; dear son-in-law, Brian Lauterbach; sister, Rosalie Uhlenkamp, Loretta Jenniges, Bernice Carlson, Evelyn Clancy, Viola Kopischke, Florence (Nonnie) Andre; and very special aunts, Mary Uhlenkamp and Frances Lohaus.