John Wayne Blemker, age 70, of Huntingburg

 John Wayne Blemker, age 70, of Huntingburg, passed away at 6:13 a.m., on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home.

 He was born May 18, 1947, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Edgar and Mildred K. (Schmett) Blemker; and married Leanna Thompson on August 21, 1971, at the Huntingburg United Methodist Church.  John was a retired industrial arts teacher having taught at Southridge, Northeast Dubois and Forest Park High Schools; a softball coach; and assistant football coach.  He was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church, the Marine Family Support Group of Dubois County, the Tri-State Marine Family Support Group of Evansville, and was a local Toys for Tots program volunteer.  John enjoyed farming; hunting and fishing; and was known for his candy making.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jerald Blemker.

John is survived by his wife, Leanna Blemker of Huntingburg; one son, Jason Blemker of Andover, Minnesota; one brother, Jim (Millie) Blemker of Holland; and his grandson, Jace Blemker.  He also leaves behind a large group of students and athletes, particularly from the girls’ softball team, who considered him a friend, mentor and father figure.

 Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  A memorial service will be held privately for the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Huntingburg United Methodist Church Memorial Fund for youth and outreach.