November 29, 1931 - January 20, 2021
PIERCE -- Private family funeral service for Lorraine Marie (Koehler) Bloebaum, 89, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Pierce. Officiating will be Rev. Jacob Tuma. Interment will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Pierce. Public visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at the St. John's Lutheran Church and also one hour prior to the funeral service. The service will be live-streamed on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page. The family requests that masks be worn for visitation and funeral service. Lorraine passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at her son Roger Koehler's residence, rural Pierce. Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce is in charge of the arrangements. Lorraine was born on November 29, 1931 to August and Marie (Buettner) Klug in Madison. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Madison on December 13, 1931. The family moved to Battle Creek where she attended St. John’s Lutheran School and Church. She was confirmed on May 6, 1945, later attended high school in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek High School on May 13, 1949. After moving to Pierce, Lorraine married Marlin Koehler on September 18, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pierce. They farmed east of Pierce until he was called home on June 29, 1989. They were blessed with 8 children: Karen Kay, Rodney Dean, Kathleen Rae, Lynette Ann, Roger Gene, Linda Marie, Michael Allen, and Michele Lee. Lorraine later married Seigfried “Bill” Bloebaum at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pierce on August 7, 1993. They lived in Columbus until returning to Pierce in 2012. Bill passed away on April 25, 2015. Lorraine enjoyed dancing, gardening, sewing, and family vacations. Lorraine’s family was very important to her throughout her life and she enjoyed mailing cards with special notes to her family for birthdays and anniversaries. She enjoyed those many family events that brought them all together. The events would range from baptisms, confirmations, graduations, weddings, etc….and the “Koehler Cooler Klassic” that was always held on July 4. Each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild held a special place in her heart. Lorraine is survived by her children Karen (Ivan) Koepke of Pierce, Rod Koehler of Omaha, Kathleen (Steve) Weinrich of Royal, Lynette (John) Wittenburg of LaCrosse, WI., Roger (Virginia) Koehler of Pierce, Linda (Todd) Stonacek of Pierce, Mike Koehler of Norfolk, and Michele (Gary) Ronspies of Pierce, 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren on the way, brothers August “Bud” Klug of Battle Creek, Melvin (Corlyn) Klug of Millard, Duane Klug of Papillion, Richard Klug of Norfolk, sister Marilyn (Lester) Scheffler of Albany, Oregon, sisters-in-law Joyce Klug of Battle Creek, Ardith Herbolsheimer of Pierce. She was preceded in death by her first husband Marlin Koehler, second husband Bill Bloebaum, parents August and Marie, granddaughter Kristi Koepke, brother Virgil Klug, sisters Bernice Reitz, Janette Klug, and Carol Scheffler. Organist will be Jill McElhose. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
PIERCE -- Private family funeral service for Lorraine Marie (Koehler) Bloebaum, 89, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Pierce. Officiating will be Rev. Jacob Tuma. Interment... View Obituary & Service Information
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