David J. Bluem

JACKSON: A Mass of Christian Burial for David J. Bluem, 58, of Jackson, MN will be 10:30 a.m., on Friday, July 28, 2023 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jackson. Burial will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Jackson.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2023 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. There will be a Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church.



David was called to his eternal rest on Sunday Morning, July 16, 2023 at his home in Jackson, Minnesota.

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David Jerome Bluem was born on September 28, 1964 to Marcellus and MaryAnn (Mai) Bluem in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended Sacred Heart (St. Thomas) and later North High School in Eau Claire later graduating with the class of 1983. David then attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and graduated with a Diploma in Precision Inspection and Non-Destructive Examination. He then moved to Minnesota and was employed at K & G Manufacturing Company in Faribault, Minnesota as a Machined Parts Inspector. David also was employed at Electric Machinery Company in Minneapolis as a Tool Designer, Global Integration Services of Maple Grove as a Consultant, Caterpillar Paving Products of Brooklyn Park as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Test Vehicles, W.F. Scarince in Sauk Rapids as a Tool Designer, Electric Machinery Company in Minneapolis and an Manufacturing Engineer/Shop Supervisor, Independent Consultant in Minneapolis, ZMI/Portec Chemical Processing Group in Sibley, Iowa as a Senior Project Manager, Aerospace Systems, a Division of Nortech Systems of Blue Earth as a Quality Engineer, Art’s Way Manufacturing Company in Armstrong, Iowa and a Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager and Warranty Claims Manager and BIC Graphic North America, Sleepy Eye and a Manufacturing Supervisor. On July 20, 2004, he was united in marriage to Barbara Ellen Lusk in Las Vegas, Nevada. After their marriage they lived in Jackson where he continued as an Engineer until ill health forced him to retire in 2020. Following retirement, he worked as a part-time cook at the Good Samaritan Society – Jackson from December of 2021 until his health further declined. David was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.


David is survived by his wife, Barb Bluem of Jackson, Minnesota; two daughters, Rachel Enge of Estherville, Iowa and Miranda Anderson of Mankato, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Addalynn Jane Swanson-Anderson, Kehanu Abe Enge and Indiyah Moana Rae Enge; siblings, Stephen (Linda) Bluem of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Barbara (Ken Burke) Hawkins of Palatine, Illinois, Gregory (Raine) Bluem of Taylor, Wisconsin, Kathleen (Calvin) Thompson of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Patricia (Richard) Ahner of St. Michael, Minnesota, Monica Reinhardt of Altoona, Wisconsin, Denise Briski of Black River Falls, Wisconsin; Nieces and Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; brother-in-law, Steve ( Lisa) Lusk of rural Jackson, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Karen (Chad Goscha) of Olathe, Kansas; best friends, Shawn and Ann Pygman of Jackson, Minnesota other relatives and friends.


David is preceded in death by his Parents, Marcellus Z and MaryAnn Bluem; Grandparents, Ernest and Marella Mai and Alex and Josephine Bluem and other relatives.


He is survived by his two dogs, “Poppy and Rafe.”