Bill went to be with God August 5, 2020 at the Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa. William “Bill” Martin Blunck was born July 26, 1943 in the family home in Benton, Iowa. He was 1 of 9 children to Roy and Helen Reece Blunck.
He loved to play in Benton with many school friends. He loved to play baseball where he was the team catcher. Bill graduated from the Mount Ayr Community School in 1961.
Bill worked on the Elliott Farm for 50 years. He drove a truck and hauled hogs from Bedford for several years.
Bill and Kathi Larson were married March 21, 1966 in the First Baptist Church in Mount Ayr and enjoyed 54 years together. They had a wonderful 50th Anniversary at the United Baptist Presbyterian Church with family and friends. Bill’s church meant a lot to him and he served as deacon.
Bill had a race car and raced at the Mount Ayr Speedway until his daughter Annette was born in 1970.
Bill and Kathi took several trips through the years. They went to South Dakota to see the monuments and other scenic places. They traveled to the southeastern states and visited several Race Car Shops and his favorite drivers shop, Bill Elliott. He enjoyed going to the state fair with family and friends throughout the years.
His favorite thing to do was go to Triggs Feed Store and also helping Bryson Triggs before he had his license. He enjoyed visiting and talking politics, especially about Trump!
Bill served his country in the US Army Reserve in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Some of Bill’s things he enjoyed was car racing; and he went several years to the Kansas Speedway; baseball and he went to several games with Lefty Geist; and spending time with friends.
He and Kathi have two children: a daughter Annette Michelle Swaney and a son William Martin Blunck II. He enjoyed all the kid’s activities and his son’s sports. Annette has two sons Brett William Swaney, 19 years, Dylan Troy Swaney, 17 years, they were the joy of his life.
Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his wife Kathi; children Annette Swaney and Bill Blunck; 2 grandsons Brett William Swaney and Dylan Swaney; sisters Jeane Davenport of Aurora, Colorado, Virginia Rees of Clinton, Iowa, Joann Trullinger of Muscatine, Iowa, Linda (Larry) Sickels of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Nancy (David) Stephens of Norwalk, Iowa and brother Don Blunck of Des Moines, Iowa.
Those who have passed on are his parents Helen and Roy Blunck, brother Bob BLunck, and sister Judy Snedeker.
He has lots of family and friends left to mourn his passing.
Memorials are to the United Baptist Presbyterian Church.
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