David “Hubby” Blenker, 66
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held after 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Paul’s Par-A-Dice (the former Blenker Hardware Store) in Albany for Dave “Hubby” Blenker, who died Friday at the Albany Area Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon.
David was born Oct. 2, 1946 in St. Cloud to William and Valeria (Cremers) Blenker. He grew up and graduated from Albany High School in 1964. He played quarterback on the Albany football team. He married Mary Jo Hull on July 28, 1979. He had his only son, Josh, on April 30, 1985. David owned and operated Blenker Hardware in Albany for many years. He later worked in the paint department at Mills Fleet Farm in St. Cloud and bartended at the Press Bar and Parlor in St. Cloud. He was President of the Albany Golf Club where he was an avid golfer. Dave was also a great fan of all sports. He was a diehard Oakland Raiders fan.
David is survived by his mother of Albany; his son, Josh Blenker of Saint Augusta; sisters, Jean (Earl) Pundsack of Albany, Diane (Loren) Schiffler of Avon, brother-in-law, Gary Andvik of Albany and many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his father; wife, Mary Jo and sister, Carol Andvik.