Urban O. Blessinger, 81, Huntingburg

Urban BlessingerUrban O. Blessinger, 81, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (January 15) at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper December 6, 1935, to Edward and Veronica (Vogler) Blessinger. He married Barbara J. Streicher September 3, 1960,at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Urban was a past clerk-treasurer for the City of Huntingburg and also ran an accounting business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a life member of VFW Post No. 2366, the Moose Lodge, Holland American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3335 where he served as secretary for 19 years.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Blessinger; one son, Kerry (April) Blessinger and wife April, Huntingburg; three daughters, Amy Hoffman and husband Gary and Julie Birkle, all of Huntingburg, and Kim Mundy and husband Rodney, Ireland; four sisters, Mary McMahand and husband John, Arkansas, Leona Johnson and husband Donald, Deer Park, Texas, Mildred Merkel and husband Cletus, Jasper and Anna Smith and husband Harold, Owensboro, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg A prayer vigil is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Father Ryn Hilderbrand will celebrate the mass. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 2366 memorial detail.

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