Jack Blanchard

Jack Blanchard

John M. ‘Jack’ Blanchard of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at his home. Mr. Blanchard was born December 1, 1934 in Kalamazoo to John E. and Evelyn (Baxter) Blanchard.

Jack was a 1953 graduate of Marshall High School. From 1955 to 1959 he served his country in the U.S. Marines. After his return home from the Marines he was employed with Eaton Corp. for 7 years before owning and operating his own drywall installation business.

Surviving are a sister, Nancy (Blanchard) Trotter of Kalamazoo; four half-siblings, Dave (Barb) Blanchard of Martin, Robert (Betty) Blanchard of Raleigh, NC, Janice Blanchard of Wayland and Kay (Dave Wanner) of Becida, MN; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Helen Roberta Blanchard.

Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, will take place at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Jack may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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  1. Al & Dixie Gates says:

    Dave & Barb,

    So sorry to learn about Dave’s brother’s passing.

    Our thougths and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Al & Dixie

  2. Alice says:

    I will miss you so much Jack. My children thought of you as part of
    our family. I enjoyed our visits, long talks and telephone calls. You helped so much just by being near by. Denny always was
    glad to have you as a friend and someone he could trust. Thank you for being you.

    We Will Miss you My Friend
    Love Alice,Missy, DJ. Dana

  3. Garry Parrish says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. May comfort surround you during this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was a super guy and will be missed alot.

    Garry and Terri Parrish

  4. Karen & Tara Marion says:

    Thinking of you, Nancy and Cathy.

  5. Rick Craner says:

    Dave &Barb and family, So sorry to hear about Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rick and Linda Craner and families

  6. Susan Hatten says:

    Bob ,Dave, Barb and the family . So sorry for your loss, God bless you with the strength, peace and to comfort all through this difficult time.

  7. Amanda Blanchard Case says:

    Uncle Jack you were one tough shell to crack. I know I drove to fast in the driveway and my music was always to loud, but I know I made you smile. Even if you were chuckling at me. RIP Uncle Jack

  8. Cheryl (greene) Schmidt says:

    They broke the mold when they gave us Jack , We had so many wonderful great memories with him, He use to pick all of us kids up in the blue goose and we were off ice cream and swimming and the song 100 bottles of beer on the wall !! My heart goes out to Nancy and the Blanchard crew Love you all

  9. Bob &Fran Kennicott says:

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to Dave,Barb & family. He will be missed by a lot of us.

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