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Obituary: Deborah L. Bloom

June 1, 1964 – February 18, 2022

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Deborah L. BloomDeborah L. Bloom, nee Budde, age 57, of Oak Forest, IL passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Loving mother of Francisca (Griselda) Holguin, Sandra (Shawn Conway) Ovalle, and Jessica Ovalle. Cherished grandmother of Danica (Steve), Nathanial, Damian, Anthony, Aiden, Isaiah, Emma, Angelo, Paxton, and Benjamin and great-grandmother of Stefan. Beloved wife of David Bloom. Devoted daughter of Russell and Sondra Budde. Dear sister of Gregory (Jodi) Budde, Christopher Budde, Jennifer (Andrew) Lovett, and the late Jeffrey Budde. Kind aunt of several nieces and nephews. Deborah was a retired Paramedic for Superior Ambulance. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation, Friday, February 25, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Funeral Service, Saturday, February 26, 2022, time to be determined, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 508 Chicago Road, Thornton, IL

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church. For more information, please call 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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