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David S. Van Blaricom
Aug. 20, 1944 - July 12, 2014
WALKERTON â€” 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 Blaricomâ€™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 hisÂ father: Theodore (Ted) Van Blaricom, his brother: Raymond P. Van Blaricom Sr. andÂ his sister: Eldora (Van Blaricom) Mann.Â David is survived by his mother: Esther Van Blaricom of Plymouth. Wife: Mary Van Blaricom of Walkerton.Â Two sons: Bruce Van Blaricom of Walkerton and Theodore Van Blaricom of Las Vegas, Nev.Â 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.Â in the funeral home.