Alvan Blunk

Alvan Blunk
Tell City, Ind.
Alvan L. Blunk, 71, passed away, Friday, May 16, 2014 at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 10, 1943. Alvan was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Maxon Marine, Commonwealth Aluminum and Lloyd's Mechanical Engineering, prior to opening Paragon Industrial Services in 1983. He retired from engineering in 2000 and opened The Yankee Peddler. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and antiques.
Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Mary (Wathen) Blunk, of Tell City, Ind.; daughters, Traci (Mark) Woodruff, of Evansville, and Krista Blunk, of Los Altos, Calif.; grandsons, Adam and Seth Horty, of Evansville; sister, Carolyn (Bill) Coomer, of Tell City; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death is his mother, Golda (Thompson) Harrison; stepfather, Ernie Harrison; and his father, Ernie Harrison.
A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. CST Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Visitation will also be Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made VNA Charlier Hospice Center or the Perry County Animal Shelter.
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Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10Th St Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2511

Published in Courier Press on May 17, 2014