Donald James Bloker|
VERMILION – Donald James Bloker, 91, of Vermilion, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain after a short illness.
He was born November 2, 1922 in Sandusky and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 52 years also living in Venice, FL for the past 21 years.
Donald was a veteran of the US Marine Corp serving during WWII. He graduated from Ohio Northern where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
He was a pharmacist with Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. and worked in pharmaceutical sales retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Emanuel United Church of Christ, Sebring, AMVETS Post #22, American Legion Post # 397, Elks Club, Sandusky, and the Vermilion Boat Club. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, and working outside.
He is survived by his daughter, Renee (Fred) Martin of Marquette, MI and 3 granddaughters: Lindsey, Andrea, and Stephanie Bloker.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roseann Bloker in 1987; second wife, Margaret "Peg" Krantz Bloker in 2010; son, Bruce Bloker in 2013; and parents, Norbert and Eleanor (nee Fritz) Bloker
Graveside services will be Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11:30 am at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. The Reverend Louis Bertoni will officiate and the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on June 11, 2014