Mary R. “Sami” Blomquist, 68, Columbia City, passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at her residence.
Born on Oct. 13, 1947 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of George and Marian (O’Neill) Borcherding.
Sami attended high school in Severna Park, Md. and graduated with the Class of 1965. She went on to earn her Associate Degree in Nursing and later her BSN. Sami lived in several places including Jacksonville, Fla. and Plainfield and Anderson in Indiana prior to settling in Columbia City in 2013.
Sami was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Columbia City and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was an avid reader and enjoyed attending the community theatre.
Survivors include her daughter: Katherine (Rev. Philip) Rittner, Columbia City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service for Sami will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 25, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church 101 East North Street, Columbia City.
Memorial contributions in memory of Sami may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Student Endowment Fund at Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 North Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.