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Mr. William "Bill" Blunk
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ankeny Baptist Church building fund.
  • Ankeny Baptist Church
    2842 SW Third Street
    Ankeny, IA 50023

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“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Teri and Ted Bishop - Ankeny, IA

“Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I think I remember him stopping in at the Fina station next to Elview, back in the 70's when I worked there. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Jacobs - Altoona, IA

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you gain much comfort by pouring out your heart to God in prayer. He loves you and wants to care for you...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Pat

“What can I say about Bill Blunk?! There is so much to say about him. He was a wonderful friend, great encourager, faithful church member, hard...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Norm and Yvonne Hoag - IA

“I am truly sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. I can remember Bill and how busy he was at Ankeny...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sharon Bennink - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Charlie and I always enjoy Bill and you Donna and your friendship. Charlie has been gone for 2 1/2 years. The Lord is good....Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Janice Wells - Zionsville, IN

“My parents were very close friends to Bill and Donna. We have known the Blunk's for nearly 50 years, and so they are like family to us in many ways....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Donald Mills - Chesapeake, VA

“My condolences to the Blount family. I worked at Kings Food host a long time ago and they would always come in after church on Sunday nights. Prayers...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Klein - AZ

“"A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance." Bill was a lover of cheerfulness. He is greatly missed by many. Our prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Roger & Linda Crawford Crawford - IA


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Bill Blunk, 85 entered heaven November 3, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 S.W. 3rd St). A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7th at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Bill was born August 8, 1932 in Kenwood, Iowa to Carl and Velma Blunk.
He grew up in Kenwood and worked on the family farm. He met and married Donna Jean Meyer October 21, 1951. Bill then enlisted with the US Army and served in Korea for 2 years. Upon his return, he went back to farming in Denison, Iowa.
In 1957 they moved to the Ankeny area where he continued working as a farm hand and they raised their 4 children. In 1963 he went to work for Elview Construction for 23 years, and later worked for V.W. Smith Oil Company in Ankeny until his retirement in 1997.
Bill and Donna were members of Ankeny Baptist Church for 59 years. He enjoyed various activities in the church including custodial work for 43 years, ushering, being a deacon, and singing in the choir.
He enjoyed wood working, cartoons, comics, a good joke, and was known for his contagious laugh.
Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna Jean; 4 children, Mike (Barb), Mark (Teresa), Marsha (Tom) Meola, Michelle (Jim) Booth; 10 grandchildren, Janessa (Chris) Murphy, Britni (Rick) Sabala, Jason (Jill) Blunk, Megan Blunk, Courtney (Dan) King, Brooke (Alex) Chavez, Grant (Jenna) Booth, Clayton Booth, Brett Meola, Abby Booth; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Nelda Lyman, Orlene (Chuck) Staley, Roger (Karen) Blunk, and Marlene (Mike) Berndt; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Myrland.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ankeny Baptist Church building fund.