Wayne Leo BlocherNovember 2, 1945 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 71)
Wayne L. Blocher, age 71, of Clarksville passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and friends after battling cancer. Wayne was born on November 2, 1945 to Leo and Flossie (Tobias) Blocher. Wayne and his parents owned and operated Paquette’s Camp in Chapleau, Ontario for many years where he guided people in both fishing and hunting expeditions. He was a great athlete playing fastpitch softball, where he was a pitcher. The family will remember his great sense of humor and the many tricks he liked to play on them. Wayne’s ability to tell stories and jokes kept friends and family entertained. Children were drawn to Wayne almost like a magnet, he enjoyed teaching and buying thoughtful gifts. He was a captain of his pool league and longtime member of the American Legion in Alto, MI. Wayne will be dearly missed by; wife Rexey; children Heidi (Craig) VanderKolk, Eric Elzinga; stepchildren Kelly Cady and Katherine Alexander; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents; brother Greg; wife Lois; son-in-law Mike O’Connor. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 3pm -7pm at Koops Funeral Chapel, and on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10am until time of service at 11am at Koops Funeral Chapel. Donations in Wayne’s name can be given to Faith Hospice. Online condolences can be left at www.koopsfc.com.
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