Blumke, Florence O., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Covenant HealthCare-Harrison Campus. Age 76 years. The daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Schuster) Yaklin, Florence was born December 9, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Donald L. Blumke on August 10, 1962. He predeceased her May 28, 2005. Florence was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church and its Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and American Legion Post #439 Ladies Auxiliaries. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Surviving are one daughter, Kim Kinde and her fiancé Shannon McCoy, Saginaw; a son-in-law, Matthew Verhaeghe, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Ashley Kinde, David Hickey, Brandi and Amber Verhaeghe and Ryan McCoy; two sisters, Margaret and Raymond Conley, Chesaning; Lucille Hughes, Montrose; a brother-in-law, Bill Schiestel; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Yaklin; several nieces and nephews. Florence was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Jean Verhaeghe, a brother, Walter Yaklin, and by five sisters, Lee Theil, Marian James, Joanne Yaklin, Irene Shepard and Donna Schiestel. Honoring Mrs. Blumke’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2445 N. Charles St., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Emmett Marceau will officiate. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Private interment of cremains will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw, Michigan.