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Gerald W. (Jerry) Bloemker, 78, passed away at his home on May 21, 2014, in Independence, MO. There will be a gravesite service held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, MO where Jerry will be buried with his recently departed wife of 55 years, Jan Bloemker.
Jerry was born to August and Ethel Bloemker on January 9, 1936, in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO in 1954. Jerry worked at W.S. Dickey Clay Co. as the Kansas City Metro Manager from 1959 to 1976. He worked for Barbour Concrete Co. as a Sales Manager from 1976 to 1985. He returned to Dickey/Mission Clay Corp. as a Regional Manager from 1985 until his retirement in 1996. Jerry was the Kansas City Chapter President for the American Public Works Assoc. in 1973, the President of the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board in 1981, the Vice President of the Kansas City Engineers Club in 1985, and the Kansas City Chapter Vice President of the Society of American Military Engineers in 1986. Jerry was listed in Who’s Who of the Mid-West from 1976 to 1983 and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Jerry is survived by his son, daughter-in-law and grandson Michael, Katherine and Griffin Bloemker of Shawnee, KS and his nieces Carol Johnson of Smithville, MO and Patty Halsey of Kirkland, WA.