Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
John H. Bloedorn
Service: September 20, 2015
John H. Bloedorn
John H. Bloedorn, age 92 of Watertown, passed away on Thursday morning, September 17, 2015, at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison.
John Harvey Bloedorn was born on February 6, 1923, in Watertown, the son of August and Marion (Harvey) Bloedorn. He attended Watertown High School until he was called by his country to serve in WWII. John was a member of the US Army, 80th Division Patton’s 3rd Army. He was captured in France on Thanksgiving Day in 1944 and was held as a Prisoner of War in Germany for over six months. On June 16, 1946, he married Lois Beaudoin at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was employed by and eventually owned and operated Kerns Smart Clothes for Men for over thirty-five years. John was a dedicated member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown and served on various boards and committees. His faith and church community was truly an important part of his life. He was also a former member of the Watertown Elks Lodge and a life member of the Watertown American Legion Post #189, the Disabled Veteran’s Association and the Ex POW Association. John and Lois were married for sixty-nine years. Throughout that time, they enjoyed traveling and playing cards with their friends and also their Heritage Homes’ family. John said that his greatest accomplishment was his family. He was actively involved in his children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives. Those memories will be cherished by his family forever.
John is survived by his wife Lois of Watertown, four children; Diane (Dr. Roy) Nakayama of Honolulu, HI, Peggy (Robert) Michalski of Gilbert, AZ, Jane Sweeney of Watertown and Bruce (Kay) Bloedorn of Kenosha, eight grandchildren; Melissa Sweeney, Nic Sweeney, Sarah (Aaron) Kliner-Sweeney, Katelyn (Cole) Meyers, David (Trisha) Nakayama, Dr. John (Marissa) Nakayama, Brooke Bloedorn and Noah Bloedorn, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. John was the last member of his immediate family being preceded in death by his parents, one brother, five sisters and a great-grandson, Landon Meyers.
The Bloedorn family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Richard Holden and his nurse, Laurie, for the wonderful care and kindness they gave to John and our family for so many years. Thanks also to the VA in Madison for the excellent care John received.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 3 pm at Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown with Rev. Ron Kral officiating. Visitation was on Sunday, at the church, from 1pm until the time of the service. Private family burial, with military graveside rites, was at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Christ United Methodist Church or Pitterle-Beaudoin Post #189. The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown are serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

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