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Jane Blinka

November 21, 1926 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Jane Blinka Obituary

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Jane Blinka died peacefully in the company of her sons John and Tom, and granddaughter Rachel, on January 28, 2024. Jane was 97.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband Joe Blinka, and brother George ("Sonny") Luebering. She is survived by siblings Jack Luebering and Joyce Augustus (spouse Jack Augustus), sons John and Tom Blinka, daughter-in-law Marcela Blinka, granddaughters Sarah Blinka, Rachel Webken (spouse Cody Webken), Abby Blinka, Tatiana Marshall (spouse Ian Gordon), Cecilia Broerman (spouse Joe Broerman), grandsons Andrew and Joseph Blinka, great-grandsons Nate Broerman and Charlie Webken, and great-granddaughters Grace and Lily Broerman, and Ada Marshall Gordon.

Jane was born in Cincinnati on November 21, 1926, and spent her early years variously in Detroit MI, Paterson NJ, and Charleston WV before returning to Cincinnati to matriculate at the University of Cincinnati. Here she married and raised a family.

Jane was many things during her long life - a biochemical researcher (Google "Rapoport- Luebering shunt" - she was the "Luebering"), a Mom, a "foodie", a devout and inquisitive Roman Catholic, an avid figure skater, and an early morning jogger well into her late 70s. Although her physical strength ebbed in her last years, Jane kept her impish sense of humor and keen interest in world affairs - "solving the world's problems" was a feature of afternoon visits with her. We all miss her.

Visitation, Friday, February 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm, Gilligan Funeral Home, 8225 Montgomery Rd 45236.

Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00am, St. Francis Seraph, 1615 Vine St 45202.

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Visitation
Friday
February 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gilligan Funeral Home
8225 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint Francis Seraph Catholic Church
1615 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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