Aug. 24, 1919 District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Aug. 31, 2003 Saint Paul Ramsey County Minnesota, USA
Wilor Marie Bluege (nee Maxwell) died in the Sholom Home in St. Paul on August 31, 2003, at age 84. Born on August 24, 1919 in Washington D.C. She moved to Edina in 1961 with her husband Oswald "Ossie" Bluege, former Washington Senator's 3rd baseman and Minnesota Twins Executive. Preceded in death by her beloved husband; parents, George and May Maxwell; brothers, Jay and Robert Maxwell; stepmother, Ella Maxwell; and son-in-law, Douglas L. Leber. She is survived by brother, George S. Maxwell; daughters, Carol Leber, Wilor Bluege and Lynn Bluege-Rust; sons-in-law, Wade Turner and Wesley Rust; grandchildren, Gregory L. Leber and wife, Carrie, Geoffrey L. Leber and fiance, Amy Pyron, Jason A. Leber and wife, Becky; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Parker and Cassandra; cousins, Robert Taylor, Jean Strobel, Mary Crocker and Clark Taylor, along with numerous nieces, nephews and her many beloved friends. A longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Washington, she continued her lifelong service to the church as a member of The Lutheran Church of the Master and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Edina. Married for 45 years to Ossie, she was devoted to family and friends and she remained an avid baseball fan, writer, reader and singer. She lived a life dedicated to service with over 5,000 volunteer hours at both Fairview Southdale and Methodist Hospitals where she co-founded the Pink Prowlers, a group of singing and dancing volunteers, who brought joy to many organizations around the state. She also provided countless hours of service to her churches where she was a Church Council member, taught and directed education programs and participated in Senior Choir, Bell Choir and directed the Children's Choir. The family extends its deep gratitude to the nurses and staff of Sholom Home East for the devoted, professional and compassionate care given to Wilor. We celebrate her life and know she has found eternal peace and happiness in the arms of God. Funeral Service will be 11 am on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 48th St. and France Ave. S. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis with luncheon at the church immediately following. Memorials preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or your favorite charity. dignitymemorial.com Werness Brother Funeral Chapel 612-927-8641 Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 9/2/2003 - 9/3/2003.