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“JaNell, John and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom and Grandma. May God comfort you in your grief. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dom & Vicki (Savick) Tortorella - MN

“I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY SYMPATHY TO THE DELORES OELKE FAMILY. I KNOW SHE WILL BE IN HEAVEN WITH HER FAMILY. HARLAN RORMAN ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Harlan Rorman - coon rapids, MN

“Dee's Family, Our sincere condolances to all of you. As friends of Dee and Art and their family for many many years we will always cherish many...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Al and Jean Beenken - Blue Earth, MN

“Hugs to all. Take care and remember all the happy times!! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Lane - Gilbert, AZ

“Just wanted to let you all know what a very special lady your mom, grandmother...Dee is. May her memories remain forever in your hearts....I know I...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Vicky Driscoll - Waseca, MN

“~♥ Love & Sympathy being sent to all of you. Dee was a Great Lady and will remember many Fun times with her....GOD Bless. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Val & Ronnie Hall - Blue Earth, MN

“I share in your loss, Delores was a great mother,wife,grandma and a wonderful aunt.She loved life and most of all she loved her family which she was...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rhonda Gustafson - Blue Earth, MN

“Bohn, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was always so full of life and one of the best parents to hang around with back when we were...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Quint - Rochester, MN

“Jodell, I am so sorry. if you ever come my way give me a call! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rosemary - Northfield, MN

“Thinking of you during this difficult time. Dee was such a nice lady and contributed so much to Blue Earth and its residents. Kindest regards, ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kerrie Cassem - Houston, TX

“Bohn,Jodell,and Janell I'm so sorry to hear Dee passed away. I'll bet she's dancing with Art right now. She was a great lady. I enjoyed visiting...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Frank Pearson - Blue Earth, MN

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all at this dificult time. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Paula - Blue Earth, MN


Delores "Dee" Oelke, age 77, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Dee was born April 20, 1935 at rural Emerald Township, MN the daughter of Jonas J. and Minnie A. (Meyer) Schwab. She attended Blue Earth schools and was soon married to Arthur A. Oelke on October 22, 1953 in Blue Earth. She was a homemaker raising a family for many years and had also worked at KBEW Radio as a receptionist for 14 years. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, going to the casino, antiquing, playing cards, traveling to Hawaii, Jackson Hole Wyoming and going on Cruises. Her greatest joy was being with her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dee is survived by her son, Bohn (Laurie) Oelke of Blue Earth, daughter, Jodell Oelke of Blue Earth, daughter, JaNell (John) Sabin of Lakeville, sister, Verla Weitzel of Blue Earth, brother, Bud (Erma) Schwab of Winnebago, sister-in-law, Charlotte Norstrud of Blue Earth, sister-in-law, LaVonne Jones of Georgia, special cousin- Sandra Giese of Fergus Falls. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Jadryn Oelke, Bart Oelke (special friend Nici Mensing), Nadia (Dustin) Lane, Nicholas Cooan (special friend Missy Huber), Braiden Zabel, Jameson Sabin (special friend Cali Klucus), Jace Sabin, and great grandchildren, Mateja & Manning Lane. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Arthur in 1994, infant son-Arthur, several brothers-in-law, cousin, Bill Giese and father and mother-in-law: Allen & Lillian Oelke.