Ivan Blowers

Ivan Blowers

Ivan L. Blowers of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in Battle Creek. Mr. Blowers was born April 12, 1947 in Battle Creek to Ivan Sr. and Barbara (Nelson) Blowers.

During the Vietnam War he served his country in the U.S. Army in South Korea. He was employed with the Mead Corp., later Rock Tenn, retiring as an electrician after 34 years. His favorite activities were riding motorcycles and boating on Gun Lake.

On December 11, 1971 in Otsego he married Grace Barber, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda (Eddie) Matthews of Seguin, TX and Elizabeth Kenney of Marathon, FL; three grandchildren, Ryan and Paige Matthews and Cash Kenney; two sisters and a brother, Michelle (Bill) Johnson of Middleville, David (Pat) Blowers of Allegan and Diana of Otsego; a step-brother, Robert (Ronnie) Doll of Californina; a step-sister, DeeAnn (Ed) Cohn of Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Bob Doll.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Contributions in memory of Ivan may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Dear Grace, Amanda and family and Betsy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Ivan was a good husband and father and I’m sure you will miss him dearly. Please know that we are sending our strength and prayers to you during this difficult time.

    Lee and Diane

  2. mark & sherri bronson says:

    Dear Grace and family: we are sorry for your loss. I remember Ivan fondly as a good friend to my brother Michael. All our prayers
    Mark & Sherri Bronson

  3. Gary & Barb Michaels says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  4. Jan Sage Crandall says:

    Grace and family,
    I was a classmate of Ivan’s and wish to extend my prayers to the family. May you be comforted by knowing the members of the class of 65 remember Ivan with fondness.

  5. Msry Ellen Riggs says:

    Grace and family,

    i’m sorry to hear of your loss, I remember working with Ivan at Rock-Tenn. My Prayers are with you.
    Mary Ellen Riggs
    HR Rock Tenn

  6. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut, Ligonier, IN says:

    Dear Grace & Family: We were classmates of Ivan and remember him fondly. We just learned this past week of his health problems. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. We’re sending prayers your way.

  7. Cathy (Powless) Johnson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Deb Mason says:

    Grace & Girls – My thoughts & prayers to all of you during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories & God’s love get you through these difficult times. Love to all.

  9. Jack and Judy Tucker says:

    Grace and girls our prayers are with you. Ivan was a good friend all through high school and a great college roommate our freshman year. He will be missed by many.

  10. Norman and Naeyo Blowers says:

    No one could have asked for a better cousin than Ivan was. His compassion, creativity and devotion to family and friends will be difficult for all to have lost but God has them now. The memories we have will be treasured forever. Our prayers to Grace and the family.

  11. Ron Strater says:

    Grace, I was so sorry to hear about ivan. He was a good guy. You and your family have my sympathy.

  12. Dene and Linda Hadden says:

    Dear Grace and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ivan had been a friend since high school and his humor and caring were qualities that we enjoyed and will miss.

  13. ginny (blowers) benoit says:

    We are so sorry to hear about his passing I will remember all the good times we had growing up may God be with you Grace and your family

  14. marykay says:

    we are sorry for your loss,God didnt want him to be any pain anymore,so he is free,he was a great husband,father, brother,friend.god be with your family

  15. Crista Simmons says:

    Dearest Grace, Amanda, Betsy and Family,
    My heart aches for all of you in your grief. Ivan was such a kind and loving man. Please know that I pray the Lord’s comfort for you. ~Crista

  16. Kathy Guess says:

    I am so sorry for your Loss God Be With You Grace and The Family at this time of your loss Prayers sent , He’s better off with no more suffering my friend,

  17. Judy Hiemstra-Bronson says:

    Grace and family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Judy and Mike Bronson

  18. marilyn wassell says:

    Much love, Grace, and many prayers for you and your family.

  19. Kristine Kay Holden says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. God will take very special care of Ivan, rest assure. He is in very good hands. Thoughts & Prayers to your entire family. Time will heal. Ivan would want you to be happy and continue to live your lives. Keep your special memories close and thank God for having so many.

  20. Nyla Merrill says:

    Grace, Betsy and Michelle,
    I am so sorry to hear about Ivan. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family. Remember all the best of times and know that he is resting peacefully with God. – Nyla

  21. Mary Sifuentes says:

    May Thoughts and Prayers Are with You And your family.

  22. Becca (Merrill) Laws says:

    Grace, Michelle, and Betsy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many kind memories from middle school with Betsy and Ivan was always a very nice man. I hope you find comfort with God, family and friends.

  23. Marilyn Root Coffield says:

    Grace, Michelle and family….Let me join with so many others and express my sadness and condolances at your loss. I remember Ivan’s wrestling days in high school! I know he will be so missed by so many!

  24. Linda Rice Snider says:

    Grace, Michelle and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw the announcement about Ivan and am thinking of you all.

  25. Ricki Foster says:

    Oh Grace, I just read about your mom’s passing and was so stunned to read about Junior too. What sweet people they both were, and just as much still are and present for you. I will always picture him standing at the end of your driveway, talking and joking with me and Howard, in that quiet soft way he had. And your mom was always so sweet to me. While it may be of little comfort right now, and no mere words can ever be, all I can think of is that it might be said that they are watching over each other for you

  26. Gary Rex says:

    Dear Grace so very sorry to here about Ivan. I know he was once a great brother in law to me. Gary

  27. Barbara [Hayes} Orr says:

    Dear Ivans family I was also a classmate of Ivans. May God bless you all. Only time and Gods grace can give you healing in such a hard time he was fondly remembered by all of his family and friends. God bless you Barb Orr

  28. John Chanik says:

    The news of Ivan’s passing was a surprise to read. Although I did not know him personally, I was in contact with him many times. Ivan was not only a fellow soldier who served with the 127th Signal Battalion in Korea, he contributed many of the photos seen on my website http://b127sigbncasey.com. You can see his photos that are still posted there. I am saddened to hear of Ivan’s passing. My condolences to his family and his friends.

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