Daniel E. Blankemeyer
Monday, December 24, 2012 6:19 AM
COLUMBUS GROVE - Daniel E. Blankemeyer, 79, of Columbus Grove died at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Feb. 28, 1933 in Columbus Grove to the late Cornelius and Cecilia (Goecke) Blankemeyer. On Jan. 12, 1954 he married Dolores "Dolly" Martin who survives in Columbus Grove.Also surviving are five children, Don (Ruth) Blankemeyer of Ottawa, John (Anna Mae) Blankemeyer of Ottawa, Dave (Julie Schriner) Blankemeyer of Columbus Grove, Joan (Dale) Bockrath of Glandorf, and Jerry (Karen) Blankemeyer of Columbus Grove; 19 grandchildren, Karla, Neal, Cole, Eli, Laura, Andrew, Alex, Sara, Corey, Alicia, Kyle, Nicole, Tyler, Ryan, Eric, Andrea, Ethan, Emily and Meghan; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Norm (Kathy) Blankemeyer of Maumee, Jim (Carolyn) Blankemeyer of Vonore, Tenn., and Joe (Judy) Blankemeyer of Columbus Grove; a sister, Pat Donaldson of Columbus Grove; three brothers-in-law, Don Schroeder of Leipsic, William Hoffman of Columbus Grove, and John Brookman of Lima; and two sisters-in-law, Juanita Blankemeyer of Ottawa and Judy Blankemeyer of Kalida.
He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Jacob Blankemeyer; two brothers, William and Bob Blankemeyer; two brothers-in-law, James Donaldson and Tom Stechschulte; and four sisters-in-law, Lenore Schroeder, Ethel Hoffman, Mildred Stechschulte, and Jean Brookman.
Dan was retired from Metokote Corporation where he was a welder and fabricator. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, Columbus Grove Knights of Columbus, Ottawa Eagles, and the Farm Bureau.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Schnipke and Fr. Gene Schnipke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.