Blodgett, Herbert E.|
Herbert Edward "Buster" Blodgett, passed away January 16, 2014. Born July 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Geraldine Blodgett. Herb was raised in Allouez, WI and was a graduate of West High School. Herb served as a member of the United States Navy for three years, his time at sea was a cherished memory. Herb was a man of action, a pragmatist who reasoned with an intelligent and sarcastic wit. Herb was a son, brother, husband, uncle, grandfather, independent businessman, avid hunter, gifted mechanic, and a skilled craftsman who possessed a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Herb started his career as proprietor of Mobile Gas, which flourished into Herb's Service Center. A farmer at heart, Herb took great pride in working the soil and sharing the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed cooking, great food, and Las Vegas adventures. Always a self-sufficient man, in his later years Herb was given the privilege of learning to trust and allow the care of others to bring him comfort.
Herb appreciated the simplicity of an uncomplicated departure, and held no value in the sentiments of limiting an adventurous life to mere words. Herb is survived by sons, Stephan Blodgett, Gary Blodgett, Joseph Blodgett, Kirt Boers; daughters, Acacia Ulric (né Dorothy Romich), Margaret (Dexter) Daul, Geraldine Blodgett, Mary Blodgett, Shana (Steve) Stangler; 13 grandsons and 14 granddaughters; sisters, Joan (Bob) Lang, Judy Girard, Pat (Richard) Dickenshied, Bonnie (Bruce) Ziegelbauer, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline, and 5 sons: Patrick, Michael, Walter, Charles and Jeffrey Boers, a brother, Bernard (Bud) Blodgett; two sisters Virginia "Ginny" Kocken and Doris Bergsbaken.
There will be no funeral or memorial service. In honor of Herb's wishes his remains will be cremated and buried at sea by the U. S. Navy.
Special thanks are extended to Shana and her family as well as the staff at Riverview Village in Menomonee Falls for their continued devotion and love for Herbert. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 18, 2014