Donald Bloedow
1935 - 2021
January 25, 1935
February 10, 2021

Bloedow, Donald R.

MADISON – Donald R. Bloedow, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in VanDyne, Wis., to the late Edwin and Regina (Bedwin) Bloedow. Donald proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He later married Ida Marie Blankenheim on May 16, 1959, in Madison.

Donald was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, fishing and was also a computer whiz. Donald also loved to travel throughout Wisconsin. He was employed for over 25 years by the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation as a fleet manager.

Donald is survived by his son, Steve Bloedow; granddaughters, Ashley and Amber Bloedow; sister, Ruby (Art) Crook; brother, Robert (Barbara) Bloedow; special niece, Julie Gumz and her son, Eric Gumz; special companion, Charlotte Radtke; and he is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ida Marie Bloedow; and his daughters, Shari and Suzanne Bloedow.

A private service will take place with entombment at Roselawn Memorial Park. A public celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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3325 E. Washington Ave.

Madison (608) 249-6666

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Steve and Family.Sorry to hear about Don.So many fond memories on house on fish hatchery rd. Don and Ida used to take me badgers games.we also played euchre and canasta. I was always Don's partner.He was always fun to be around.R.I.P.
Gary Blankenheim
February 18, 2021
I remember Don as a very helpful and encouraging co-worker when I first came to work as a program manager in specialized transit at WisDOT in 1988.
Elizabeth Trautsch
February 18, 2021
Dear Steve and family. Thinking of you and sending healing thoughts to you as you grieve. May his memory be a blessing.
Carol Jenkins-Espinosa
February 17, 2021