Obituaries » William "Bill" Blunk
August 8, 1932 - November 3, 2017
November 07, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
November 08, 2017
Ankeny Baptist Church
2842 S.W. 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Bill Blunk, 85 entered heaven November 3, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 S.W. 3rd St). A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7th at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Bill was born August 8, 1932 in Kenwood, Iowa to Carl and Velma Blunk.
He grew up in Kenwood and worked on the family farm. He met and married Donna Jean Meyer October 21, 1951. Bill then enlisted with the US Army and served in Korea for 2 years. Upon his return, he went back to farming in Denison, Iowa.
In 1957 they moved to the Ankeny area where he continued working as a farm hand and they raised their 4 children. In 1963 he went to work for Elview Construction for 23 years, and later worked for V.W. Smith Oil Company in Ankeny until his retirement in 1997.
Bill and Donna were members of Ankeny Baptist Church for 59 years. He enjoyed various activities in the church including custodial work for 43 years, ushering, being a deacon, and singing in the choir.
He enjoyed wood working, cartoons, comics, a good joke, and was known for his contagious laugh.
Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna Jean; 4 children, Mike (Barb), Mark (Teresa), Marsha (Tom) Meola, Michelle (Jim) Booth; 10 grandchildren, Janessa (Chris) Murphy, Britni (Rick) Sabala, Jason (Jill) Blunk, Megan Blunk, Courtney (Dan) King, Brooke (Alex) Chavez, Grant (Jenna) Booth, Clayton Booth, Brett Meola, Abby Booth; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Nelda Lyman, Orlene (Chuck) Staley, Roger (Karen) Blunk, and Marlene (Mike) Berndt; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Myrland.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ankeny Baptist Church building fund.