Date of death: 1/15/2017

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1961

Urban O. Blessinger, 81, of Huntingburg, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.He was born December 6, 1935, in Jasper to Edward and Veronica (Vogler) Blessinger and married Barbara J. Streicher on September 3, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.Mr. Blessinger was a past clerk-treasurer for the City of Huntingburg and also ran an accounting business. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; member of St. MaryÆs Catholic Church; life member of V.F.W. Post #2366 and Moose Lodge; Holland American Legion; and Fraternal Order of Eagles #3335 where he served as secretary for 19 years. Urban was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristi L. Wheatley, who died June 28, 2011; eight brothers, Silas, Victor, Roman, Alois, Sylvester, Claude, Jerome and Elmer Blessinger; and five sisters, Sr. Theresa Blessinger, Sr. Olivia Blessinger, Gertrude Hollander, Bernadette Blessinger and Doretha Paris.He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Blessinger; one son and three daughters, Kerry (April) Blessinger, Amy (Gary) Hoffman and Julie Birkle all of Huntingburg, and Kim (Rodney) Mundy of Ireland; four sisters, Mary (John) McMahand of Arkansas, Leona (Donald) Johnson of Deer Park, Texas, Mildred (Cletus) Merkel of Jasper and Anna (Harold) Smith of Owensboro, Ky.; by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.