LuJean Darlene Bladow, 81 Breckenridge, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Breckenridge Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 with the Rev. Pastor Ryan Drevlow officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Wahpeton, N.D.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Joseph Vertin & Sons funeral Home, Breckenridge. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral.

LuJean Dietz was born July 5, 1931 near Rothsay, Minn., the only child of Frank and Mabel (Harvego) Dietz. She grew up and attended country school and Rothsay High School. She worked at St. Francis Nursing Home and also at Nash Home as a nurse’s aide.

On May 25, 1954 LuJean was united in marriage to Maurice Bladow at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. They made their home in Wahpeton and Hankinson, N.D., until moving to Breckenridge in 1968.She entered St. Francis Nursing Home April 27, 2012.

LuJean was a devoted caregiver to both her parents when their health failed. She took a lot of pleasure in gardening and loved to be with her dogs. She enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and spending time with her family.

She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church and active in the Alter Guild. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a favorite charity.

LuJean is survived by her husband of 58 years, Maurice Bladow; her son, Darwin (Kim) Bladow, rural Doran, Minn., and their children, Kelly, Justin and Nicholas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mabel Dietz.

Joseph Vertin & Sons funeral Home in Breckenridge is in charge of the arrangements.

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