August 31, 2021
Ellen A. Knights Bluemer, age 86, of Whiting, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at The Pines in Whiting where she had lived for 11 years after the passing of her husband. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan in November of 1934 where she lived with her family until she married. She married the love of her life, Ken Bluemer, in December of 1954 and they were happily married for 54 years until Ken’s passing in August 2009. Ellen is survived by her two sons and their wives, Alan K. and Shirley Bluemer of Clifton, NJ and Harold and Randi Bluemer of Leland, NC; a daughter and her husband, Ruth Ellen and Robert Harris of Flemington, NJ; and her brother William F. Knights of Saginaw, MI. Ellen was proud to be “Grandma Bluemer” to her six grandchildren Kimberly, Kenneth, Daniel, Nicole (and husband Craig), Mark, and Matthew. Ellen and Ken started their life together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Ken went to school to become an engineer. They returned to Michigan, and lived there for many years with their children, until moving to New Jersey in 1976. As well as being a hands-on mom Ellen also worked as a bookkeeper for most of her career, retiring from Helene Fuld Medical Center in January1994. She enjoyed playing cards, golf, and most recently knocking out opponents with her Bocce team at The Pines of Whiting. She was also an artist who loved painting ceramics, quilting, beading, and may other crafts. Ellen was quick to offer her talents and time through volunteering for various causes including handicapped children through the Elks where she was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, CROP walk food collections, the scholarship fund at The Pines benefitting the staff there, church causes, and many more. She was also an ever gracious host inviting anyone who was without family during holidays into her own home to join her family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 10, at Carmon-Bolen Funeral Home, 66 Lacey Road, Manchester Township, NJ. Visitation is from 10 am-12 pm with a short service immediately after at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ellen A. Knights Bluemer, age 86, of Whiting, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at The Pines in Whiting where she had lived for 11 years after the passing of her husband. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan in November of... View Obituary & Service Information
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