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Obituary for John A. Bloemer

John A. Bloemer, age 78 of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2023, in Shawano.

John was born in Milwaukee on March 1, 1945, a son of the late Albert and Rose Etta (Meyers) Bloemer. He attended school in Milwaukee and graduated from Francis Jordan Catholic High School. Following high school John entered the U.S. Army, serving in Viet Nam from 1966 until 1967. On May 17, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former Kathy Turk at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The couple owned and operated Minuteman Press Printing Co. in West Bend for twenty-two years, retiring in 2005. Following their retirement the couple moved to Shawano, spending their time on Shawano Lake. John was an avid woodworker who spent many hours building outdoor furniture and birdhouses. He was known in his neighborhood as “Mr. Fixit”, a lover of all animals, and well known for his “dad” jokes.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of Shawano; his children Suzette (Patrick) Mannebach and Anthony (Mary Sue) Bloemer; five grandchildren, Mason Mannebach, Lily Mannebach, Jesse Blomstrom, Kenny Delony, and John Bloemer; two sisters-in-law, Maryann (Kenneth) Cyrak and Patricia Turk; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held for John.