Barbara Bloemker nee Denzel, 82

Barbara J. Bloemker nee Denzel, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara served more than 30 years as a volunteer and past president of the Parkview White Cross Auxiliary,She enjoyed crafts, making candy and baked goods to share with others. She was the loving mother to her son, Jon (Kathleen) Bloemker of Midland, Mich.; son, Wesley (Suzi) Bloemker of Columbia City; daughter, Jo (William) Booth of North Wales, Pa.; daughter, Karen Bloemker of Fort Wayne; son, Eric Bloemker of Florissant, Mo.; and proud grandmother of Jennifer Raymond, Caroline Bloemker, Alexander Booth, and Evan Booth. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bloemker; parents, Charles and Mabel Denzel; and brother, Charles Denzel. The service will be 10 a.m., Monday at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd., with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian.Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or the Parkview Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to