Patricia ‘Pat’ Bleuer (nee Lewis), 71


Patricia Bleuer, age 71, of Morris and formerly of Channahon, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, at her late Morris residence.

Pat was born on Dec. 27, 1951, in Joliet, IL, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (nee Phelps) Lewis. Pat is the beloved wife of, Robert R. Bleuer; loving mother of, Nicole M. (Thomas) Lewis of Channahon, Jeffery R. Bleuer of Newark, and Ryan (Jenna) Bleuer of Channahon; proud grandmother of, Aubrie and Gabrielle Lewis, the late Owen Bleuer, Kiptyn, Zadie, and Paisley Bleuer and Max, Mason, and Madelyn Bleuer; sister of, Cynthia A. (Thomas) Manigan of Minooka, and Thomas L. (Robin) Lewis of Bend, OR. Numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends also mourn her passing, as well as her faithful dog, Bear. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Owen.

Pat attended Minooka Community High School and received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications from the University of Illinois. She worked for Big Farmer Magazine, ran a tailoring business with her friend, Kathy Hopkins, and operated the restaurant at Heritage Bluffs Golf Course for 20 years. Pat also served her community as a 4-H Leader, presenting Ag in the Classroom and serving as a Will County Farm Bureau Board member in a leadership role in representing women in agriculture in Illinois.

Pat’s greatest joys in life were her family and her passion for farming, with all its hardships and rewards. She instilled in her family, courage, strength, and a strong work ethic. Pat had a big heart and gave of herself to many, welcoming anyone who was important to her family to become part of her family.

A memorial visitation for Patricia was held on Sunday, July 30, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. US Route 6 at Deerpath Drive in Morris, with a memorial mass on Monday, July 31, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 303 W. St. Mary’s St., Minooka, IL, with the Rev. Ron Hilt officiating. As it was Pat’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Will County Farm Bureau Foundation, 4-H Foundation, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Minooka. For information, please call 815-942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.


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