Gerald L. Bloemker, 88, of Urbana passed away at 6:56 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Burial will take place at Eastlawn Burial Park in Urbana with military rites being performed by the Urbana American Legion Post #71 and the Army Honor Guard. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Gerald was born in Garrett Township on November 10, 1930 to parents William L. and Mabel I. (Hadfield) Bloemker. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were four brothers; Charles, Roy, Albert, Ralph Bloemker and one sister Eunice Hubert.
On June 30, 1956 Gerald married Elizabeth “Jean” Penrod in Ogden, she survives. Also surviving are their sons; Ted Bloemker, David Bloemker, Mike Bloemker and Jim Bloemker all of Urbana.
Gerald graduated from Urbana High School and worked as a janitor at the University of Illinois, retiring after thirty years.
Gerald loved playing the harmonica and he loved his dog Annie.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Gerald’s family to help with final expenses.
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