Bluhm

Robert D. Bluhm 1944–2020 Effingham—Robert D. "Bob" Bluhm, 75, of Effingham, IL, passed away surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held in First Lutheran Cemetery, Waldorf, MN at a later date. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Hope Lodge, 4215 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 in memory of Bob Bluhm. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Robert was born on July 17, 1944, in Waseca, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Evelyn (Voigtlander) Bluhm. He married Joyce Allen on May 28, 1994 in Mt Vernon, IL. Bob's family was from Minnesota and his heart remained there. He grew up on a farm in Waldorf, Minnesota. Bob ran his own barber shop before continuing his career as a Division Manager for Philips. He also was an electrical sales rep and after retirement drove a semi-truck. He enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work. He loved to drive, camp, travel, party, and cook. When Bob was relaxing at his house, he loved to watch John Wayne and classic western movies and search the internet for motorhomes and cars. He always had a joke to tell or two or three. It gave him great joy to have family and lots of people around. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Effingham. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce Bluhm of Effingham; son, Dennis (Anita) Bluhm of Oshkosh, WI; daughter, Shari (Tom) Magee of Mascoutah, IL, stepchildren, Julie Ohnesorge (fiancé, Jonathan Hoene) of Dieterich, IL, Sherri (Dave) Mahon of Effingham, IL, Jarek Steele (special friend, Barb Beadles) of St. Louis, MO, and JoAnna (Jon) Mooney of Effingham, IL; grandsons, Matthew Bluhm, Kevin Magee, Ryan Bluhm, Brian Magee, Tyler Ohnesorge, Myles Baker, Knighton Clark, Cody Denton, Daegan Mooney and Braylon Mooney; sisters, Ardis Johnson and Joan Bluhm both of Minnesota; nieces and nephews and hundreds of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter, Lydia Denton; sisters, Beverly in infancy and Sheila Peterson; and brother, Barton Bluhm.

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