Nancy R. Bloemke
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Nancy R. Bloemke, 73, of LeRoy, Illinois died at 11:02 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, IL. Mrs. Bloemke was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Peoria, daughter of Raymond 0. and Velma Calhoon Gnuschke. She married Raymond D. Bailey on Dec. 31, 1954, in LeRoy. He passed away Dec. 6, 1980. She later married James D. Bloemke on March 12, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev. Nancy was a computer drafting technician in the manufacturing engineering department at General Electric, Bloomington, for 32 years. After retiring from General Electric, she worked for the IRS in Bloomington for 10 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Leroy Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Gnuschke.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Dennis (Terri) Bailey, Washington, Utah, and Scott Bailey, Louisville, Colo.; four daughters, Cindy Davis, Louisville, Colo.; Rhonda R. Bailey, LeRoy; Jill (John) Shull, Mattoon; and Lori (John) Simkavitz, Brighton, Colo.; three stepsons, Scott (Barb) Bloemke, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii; Bradley Bloemke, Richardson, Texas; and Douglas (Susan) Bloemke, Taylorville; one stepdaughter, Jodi (Kyle) Gilbert, Greeley, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Susan) Gnuschke, Memphis, Tenn., and David (Debbie) Gnuschke, Three Rivers and two sisters, Beverly Bruhl, Salina, Kan., and Janet (Bob) Biven, Stillwater, Okla.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home. The funeral was heldat 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in LeRoy. The Rev. Mary Louise Haxton officiated. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS - Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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