Services for Alice Bluemke

Alice Bluemke, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 at First Care Living Center, Fosston, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee, MN with Father Adam Hamness presiding.  Burial will follow St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 6:00 PM prayer service on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Oklee, MN.  Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Alice Robidoux was born on November 12, 1924 in Brooks, MN the daughter of Napoleon and Laura (Fournier) Robidoux.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and attended school in the Brooks area.  As a young woman, Alice moved to Minneapolis, MN area and worked as a tool and die maker.  
Alice was united in marriage on May 19, 1947 to Robert Bluemke at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks.  The couple settled on a farm northeast of Oklee, MN in Equality Township of Red Lake County where they raised small grains, beef cattle and dairy cattle.  To this union four children were born Richard, Allen, Yvonne and Audrey.  The focus of Alice’s life was working on the farm and being home to raise her family.
Alice worked for a short time at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls and retired as a cook from the Oklee School in May 1990.  She was loved by the kids at the school.  
Alice had a passion for dancing, gardening, tending her rose bush, baking, making lefse and embroidery on pillow cases and dish towels which she gifted to many family and friends.  She was a kind hearted, hardworking, fun loving, passionate, neighborly and always had the coffee pot on…but don’t dunk cookies in her coffee!
Alice was a Eucharistic minister and very active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee.  The Bluemkes were chosen Conservation Farmers of the year in 1987 and Red Lake County Senior Citizens in 1998. 
Survivors include her children Allen Bluemke of Meadowlands, MN and Audrey Martell of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Deanna (Marty) Peterson of Plummer, MN, Robert (Lisa) Bluemke of Albertville, MN, Jeremy Altendorf of Argyle, MN, Jenny (Jamie) Lee of Holt, MN, Jessica (Bryan) Bolstad of Viking, MN and Heather (Robert) Geiman of Albertville, MN; great grandchildren: Skyler and Savannah Peterson, Jeraldine, Jocelin & Jaegar Lee, Trenton & Kylee Bolstad, Ava & Jack Geiman and Richard & Ella Bluemke; sister Margaret Robidoux; son-in-law Jerry (Jill) Altendorf; daughter-in-law Sandi Bluemke; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Richard; daughter Yvonne;  brothers Xavier Robidoux, John Robidoux, Jerry Robidoux; sisters Maria Boucher, Rose Boucher and Lucille Bluemke.
Condolences may be sent at

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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