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Catherine “Kate” Blommer

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 19, 2016 @ 12:26 pm In Durham,News,Obituaries | 7 Comments

Catherine “Kate” Blommer, age 94, died peacefully in her Durham home on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Kate was born in Albany, MN to the late Louis and Clara Brandtner Dinndorf.

Kate, the eldest of six, was a compassionate big sister. She cherished her 52 year marriage to Earl, raised her children and ran her household with love and a sense of humor that will never be forgotten.

Kate is survived by her six children, Eric J. Blommer (Kathy) of Salt Lake City, UT; Andre Aman of Lincoln, NE; Georg L. Blommer of Big Water, UT; Craig J. Blommer (Peggy) of Chatfield, MN; Camille Blommer of Durham, NC; and Dylan Blommer also of Durham; one brother, Harold Dinndorf of Albany, MN; seven grandchildren, Michael, Becky, Amy, Anna, Charles, Megan and Justin; and three great-grandsons, Sam, Charlie and Kane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Blommer; her brother, Louis P. Dinndorf; and sisters, Sr. Mary Ellen Dinndorf, OSF; Florence Dinndorf and Mary Ann Maiers.

The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to her primary caregivers, Camille and Dylan, along with Duke Hospice and special caregivers Connie Rubin and Laura Argiri.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Charley Miller, OFM, presiding. A reception will be held in the gathering space after mass followed by burial at St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St. in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Durham County Special Olympics, Durham Parks & Recreation, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701, Attn: Kristen Randall.

On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.

Condolences for the family of “Catherine “Kate” Blommer”

Condolence from Jane B Hayes on March 20th, 2016 12:48 pm

My blessings and prayers be with the family in this time.

In thoughts and prayers,
Jane Hayes

Condolence from Steve Kirchgessner on March 20th, 2016 6:11 pm

Mrs. Blommer was always so friendly and nice to me. She will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Mrs. Blommer.

Condolence from Hopie and Charlie Mooney on March 21st, 2016 9:55 am

We have thoroughly enjoyed being your neighbors. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will gladly make a contribution to the Special Olympics in honor of your mother and family.

Hopie, Charlie, and Luca Mooney

Condolence from Judy on March 21st, 2016 4:57 pm

Sorry to hear of the death of your mother. We always enjoyed visiting with Catherine when she came home to Minnesota at aunt Clara and uncle Louie’s. May she rest in peace! Cousin Judy (Dinndorf) and Allen Eiynk

Condolence from Janice King on March 21st, 2016 7:48 pm

Your mom’s presence so often at ARC meetings, Special Olympics meetings and school stuff…. I’ll not forget her. What a wonderful woman we have known.

Condolence from Rita Gasperlin on March 22nd, 2016 2:58 pm

So sorry it hear of Catherine’s Death. Know I care.

My love and Prayers go out to all of you,

Rita Gasperlin

Condolence from Ron Snuggs on March 31st, 2016 11:33 am

Craig, Sorry for your loss. I know how it feels.
I hope you are doing well otherwise.
Sincerely. Ronnie Snuggs

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