Ronald Blendu
Ronald Blendu

Obituary of Ronald Blendu

Ronald D. Blendu of Weiser/Boise, ID passed away on September 17, 2012 in Boise, Idaho due to complications from a stroke. Ron was born on November 19, 1943 in Gary, Indiana to George and Lorraine Blendu. Ron graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1966. Ron married the love of his life, Betty, in 1968. Ron proudly served his country in Vietnam as a river boat captain. After he completed his military service, Ron held various positions in his career ranging from plant manager for Procter and Gamble to building and running power plants. Ron also served on the Board of Directors and was Board Chair of the Alumni Association for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Ron, or "Hud" as his closest friends knew him, was known as a bigger than life character. He never backed down when it came to doing what's right and he was known to pop the biggest of egos with his quick wit. With Ron, there was never a dull moment. His escapades, one-liners, and stories are enumerable. He loved Idaho, especially the outdoor lifestyle, hunting and fishing. He was also actively involved in the raising of his four grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Ron was a mentor and best friend to many. He created a legacy and made an impact wherever he was involved. We will miss you Hud. Ron is survived by his wife of 44 years Betty (Boise), daughters Rondell (Blythe, CA), Jenni (and Matt)Herberg (Boise), Cindy Blendu (Bethesda, MD), Brothers: Robert, Randy, and Rusty Blendu, Sister Barbara Webster, granddaughters Heather and Tarah Betts, grandsons Devin and Dylan Herberg, and his brethren from the Coast Guard Class of '66. We would like to thank the VA Hospital in Boise for the wonderful care and support they provided. The service is being held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on November 3rd. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the IFF Community Pond, PO Box 734,Weiser, ID 83672. Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.
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