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Daniel R. (VanCurler) Blaesing - 62

10/8/1957 - 1/30/2020

Macomb, formerly of Colchester

    Daniel R. (VanCurler) Blaesing age 62 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, lost his 9 year battle with Cancer with his wife at his side, on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  He was born October 8, 1957 in Spokane, Washington, to David  and Ellen Harris VanCurler. Dan was later adopted by Ralph Blaesing.  In 1990, he was united in marriage to Deborah Catron in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

    Surviving to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 29 years Deborah Blaesing, Macomb, his mother Ellen Blaesing, Polk City, Florida, 3 Sons: David (Aryn) Blaesing, Graceville, Minnesota, Clayton (Kristi) Schmidt, Macomb, Marcus Blaesing, Glyndon, Minnesota, 3 Daughters: Jennifer (Steve) Cerven, Colchester, Danial (Thomas) Johnson, Dawson, Minnesota, Shannon (Randy) Kelley, Colchester, 12 Grandchildren, 3 Brothers: Mike (Susan) Blaesing, Rushville, David Blaesing, Lakeland, Florida, Lavern Blaesing, Illinois, 3 Sisters: Connie Pepple, Rushville, Eve VanCurler, Lebanon, Maine, Laura Blaesing, Birch Tree, Missouri, and several Nieces and Nephews.

    Daniel was preceded in death by both of his fathers David VanCurler and Ralph Blaesing, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

    Daniel served his country in the United States Army, for 10 years.  He was part of Desert Storm, as a Communication Specialist.  He worked at Yetter Manufacturing from 1992 to 2016 when he retired.  He was a 1975 graduate of Rushville High School, where he held many records in the Baseball program, after school he was asked by the Cincinnati Reds to attend there training camp, instead he chose to serve his country in the army.  Dan and Deborah attended the Colchester First Baptist Church.  Dan was a artist and ran a art studio out of his home for many years.  Dan loved sports, whether it was his Raiders, or Cincinnati Reds.  He enjoyed fishing, long drives in the country with his wife, playing his guitar, writing songs, or cooking his famous Chili or spaghetti or making his crazy rainbow cake’s and then sharing it with his family.  Dan loved all the time spent with his wife, kids and grandchildren.

    Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Gunther Weaver.  Military services will be held following the services at the Colchester Veterans Memorial by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  The family will then be going to the Colchester First Baptist Church for a luncheon and would invite those that have attended to join them for a time of fellowship at the church. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 8:00 to 5:00 Friday.  Memorial is to the American Cancer Society.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday

11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the funeral home with Military services to follow at the Colchester Veterans Memorial then followed by a Luncheon at the Colchester First Baptist Church


  • Shirley Louderman

    2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Deborah & Family-  Sending Prayers  & Hugs to You & Your Family at this difficult time- My Heart breaks for You & Your Family & I hope that the Love this Family has for each other & Your Memories will help You all through these difficult times

  • Jim and Deb Park

    2 weeks, 1 day ago

    So sorry for your loss.
  • Shelva Schoonover

    2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Very sorry for your loss! I remember Dan from working at Yetters, he was a really nice man and talented too! God bless you all at this sad time. Shelva Schoonover
  • Steve Whitlock

    2 weeks ago

    Dan and I worked together in the Paint / Assembly Dept. at Yetter Manufacturing, Thats where I first met him..Damn good Guy and we had many interesting conversations...as any that knew Dan Knows... He could make Really good Talk...Prayers to his Many Family Members...Gunther is A Great Friend  For you and me Both  Dan...Talk again someday....

  • Randy & Debra Smith

    2 weeks ago

    Our condolences to your family in this difficult time.

  • Paul Roach

    1 week, 6 days ago

    So sorry and sad for your loss Deborah. Prayers for you and your family. I know he's in heaven with my mom. God bless you.
  • Girl Friday Office Services

    1 week, 6 days ago

    We at Girl Friday would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Dan's family and friends. Dan and Deb and their daughter Shannon are clients of ours and Dan drew some art of my mother in laws animals. He had a huge heart and was loved by many. Deb and Shannon please know that we are thinking of you and if you need anything at all please let us know.

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