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Bruce N. Blickhan

Bruce N. Blickhan

Bruce N. Blickhan, age 78, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in his home.

He was born on August 10, 1940 in Quincy, the son of Arthur John & Bertha (Winkeljohn) Blickhan. He married Jane Myers on November 4, 1961 in St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy.

Bruce was retired after working for many years as a Machinist at Gardner-Denver. He also owned B&W Dive Services with his partner Ed Willing, a company that specialized in underwater recovery and large boat repair. His company led an underwater search for endangered clams prior to the Bayview bridge construction.

Bruce was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He was affiliated with the National Boating Association. For many years he raced hydroplanes and runabouts, both locally and nationally.

Bruce loved to go camping with family at Mark Twain Lake and spending time on his pontoon boat. He enjoyed bow hunting and was an avid bowler for many years.

He most especially loved walking his former Siberian Husky "Chinook" and current black lab, "Jake".

Bruce is survived by:

HIS WIFE: Jane Blickhan of Quincy.

TWO CHILDREN: Carol (Mike) Schmitt and Donna (Mark) Holtmeyer, both of Quincy.

SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN: Mathew (Tricia) Schmitt, Levi (Ali) Schmitt, Aaron Schmitt, Leah Schmitt, Erica (Jay) Finley, Bradley (Makenzie) Holtmeyer and Rachel Holtmeyer all of Quincy.

SIX GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Mariah, Ava, Joselyn, Lucas, Huckson and Meredith.

A SISTER: Patricia ("Butch") Tortorige of Quincy along with numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, A.J. Blickhan and a great grandson, Bentley Finley.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Catholic Church.

Interment will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation.

The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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Lana Anderson
Venice, FL
Jane and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I was writing as condolence to the Real family and noticed Bruce's obituary. My sympathy to all of you.
Jim Nichols
Quincy, IL
Pat sorry to hear of your loss.
Mary Reiter
Quncy, IL
Bruce and my late husband were boat racers together great memories Bruce find Leonard and race to eternity.
Lisa Gillespie
Quincy, IL
Sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers.