Gene R. BluhmDecember 5, 1935 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 81)
Gene R. Bluhm, 81, of Monroe, IN, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born in Adams County, IN, on December 5, 1935, the son of the late Roger and Erline (Stucky) Bluhm. On June 5, 1954, he married Elaine Freels.
He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday School. He worked as an upholsterer for Berne Furniture for 24 years and also owned and operated Bluhm Upholstery.
Gene is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elaine Bluhm of Berne; 4 children, Jan (Sue) Bluhm of Decatur, Janie (Rod) Lautzenheiser of Berne, Jeff (Dana) Bluhm of Monroe, and Jason (Angie) Bluhm of Berne; 2 brothers, John (Sonja) Bluhm of Monroe and Ben (Sue) Bluhm of Berne; a sister-in-law, Barb (Paul) Lehman of Monroe; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Garry Bluhm.
Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with calling 1 hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pastor Jay Carter will be officiating and burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.