William F. Blamer died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, He was 87 years old.
He was born on December 6, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a son of the late Harmon and Helen (Pein) Blamer.
He was married to Rose (Armbruster) Blamer, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Robin Therese, Duane and Carla Blamer, Christine Blamer, Mary Blamer Svitasvsky and John Stuyvenberg, John and Cindy Blamer, Jane and Roy Buckenbeger, Gregory and Connie Blamer, Brenda and Donald Johnson, Steven and Kim Blamer; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three siblings, Marilyn Rachwal, Mardella Howell, Robert Blamer and his wife Carole; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Wolk and her husband John, Lucille Armbruster; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He was married to his wife for more than 62 years until her death in October of 2014. He was the former owner of a three-generation family business, Blamer’s Auto Repair in Milwaukee, and he worked there full time with his son John until the time of his death. He was very proud of the fact that Milwaukee then-Mayor John Norquist declared March 23 as “Bill Blamer Day.”
He was a veteran of the Korean War and was an active member of American Legion Post No. 449 and the VFW Post No. 2787.
He was also an active and founding member of the Plug’un’s Hunting and Fishing Sportsman Club and never missed an opportunity to get on the lake. On October 24, 2015, he participated in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Funeral services were Friday, November 1, at Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Private burial was at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Harder Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin.