TELL CITY – Alvan L. Blunk, 71, passed away, Friday, May 16, 2014, at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.
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He was born in Chicago, Ill. 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; 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 and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his mother, Golda (Thompson) Harrison, stepfather Ernie Harrison and his father, Alva Lee Blunk.
A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 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.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10Th St Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on May 22, 2014