Barbara A Bleke

Visitation: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 9:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Mark's Lutheran Church 101 S. 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174

Service: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Mark's Lutheran Church 101 S. 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174

Burial Location: Private


Barbara A. Bleke, age 68 of South Elgin, passed away July 30, 2017. She was born to Robert and Clara Rummel in Saginaw, MI. She was a graduate of Western Michigan University. Barbara started her teaching career at Elizabeth Ann Johnson H.S. in Mt. Morris, MI. Upon moving to Chicago she taught at Luther H. S. North. After raising her three children, she went on to Hester Junior H.S. in Franklin Park, IL where she enjoyed a long tenure, and retired in 2009. Upon her retirement her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband Dwight, daughters; Leslie (Michael) Kulvicki, of Winfield, IL, Courtney (Nicholas) Pupich, of Sugar Grove, IL, son Michael Bleke, of Boston, MA, five grandchildren; Shane, Chloe, Caden, Kyle, Ryan, mother Clara Rummel, siblings; Jack (Gaybriel) Rummel, Sandy (Larry) Hartwig, Tom (Leslie) Rummel, and Bob (Sandy) Rummel.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father Robert Rummel.

A Memorial Visitation will be 9-11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 101 S. 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

For further information, call Yurs Funeral Homes, St. Charles 630-584-0060.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The ALS Association of Greater Chicago.


Kevin Barrett and Tracy Picon from Denver CO


We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We will be thinking of you and your family over the coming days and weeks.

Kevin and Tracy"

Tom Rummel from Newnan GA

"Rest in peace dear sister...there is no denying another angel got her "wings""

harry from Franklin Park IL

"sorry to hear that I had her as a teacher at hester for 8th grade only and she was a very nice lady "

Veronica Nakulski from Chicago IL

"Leslie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mother is an Angel now watching over you and all of the family. Sending comfort and hugs to you,
Roni "

Microsoft Global Government Industry Practice from Redmond WA

"The Microsoft Global Government Industry Practice would like to express there deepest sympathies to the entire family. Second only to parents, teachers are the most important part of a child's education. "

Lou Pupich from Newbury Park, CA AL

"Barb was my nephew, Nick's, mother-in-law. I had the pleasure on a few occasions to spend some time with her and truly enjoyed her company. Marie and I are deeply sorry for her loss and send our condolences to her family and friends."

Donna and Joe Maraffino from Chicago IL

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, Ike, and your family. You have our deepest sympathy. Barb was truly a blessing on earth. She was deeply loved by many. May she now rest in peace with the angels above. God be with you all. ♡ Donna & Joe
Sincerely, Donna and Joe"

Sarah Simon from Chicago IL

"Barb was a wonderful woman and always so nice to me. Leslie, what a great Mom you had and how lucky you are to have her as your role model. I'm thinking of all of you and sending comforting prayers. Love, Sarah Simon"

Leslie Rummel from Newnan GA

"Barbara was a beautiful soul. She loved the Lord, was dedicated to her family and was so full of life! Heaven has surely gained another angel! She will be so very missed by the many people she blessed throughout her lifetime! "





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