David S. Van Blaricom

David S. Van Blaricom
Aug. 20, 1944 - July 12, 2014
WALKERTON — David S. Van Blaricom, age 69, of Walkerton passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Glenshire Nursing Home, Richton Park, Ill. following complications of a recent surgery.
David was born on Aug. 20, 1944 in Plymouth to Theodore and Esther (Sutherlin) Van Blaricom. Mr. Van Blaricom was a graduate of Lapaz Schools. On Feb. 18, 1970 he married the former Mary Jane Woods in Plymouth. Mr. Van Blaricom worked for Preston Trucking for 25 years and was a member of the Teamsters. He also worked for Enterprise and operated Van Blaricom’s Lawn Care until 2004. Mr. Van Blaricom proudly served with the USAF and received an Honorable discharge in 1968. He was preceded in death by his father: Theodore (Ted) Van Blaricom, his brother: Raymond P. Van Blaricom Sr. and his sister: Eldora (Van Blaricom) Mann. David is survived by his mother: Esther Van Blaricom of Plymouth. Wife: Mary Van Blaricom of Walkerton. Two sons: Bruce Van Blaricom of Walkerton and Theodore Van Blaricom of Las Vegas, Nev. One daughter: Melissa (Van Blaricom) Wireman of Las Vegas, Nev. Two grandchildren: Brittany Wireman of Walkerton and Eric A. Van Gieson of French Lick. His sisters: Nancy (Gus) Young of Plymouth, Bonnie Jernstrom of Plymouth, Caroline Pike of Culver and Donna Shively of Mishawaka. One great-grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. (ET) in the Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton with burial to follow in the Tyler IOOF Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

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