August 2, 1931-February 16, 2019
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Harold E. "Squirt" Bleuer was born Aug. 2, 1931, to Harold Smith Foster and Lillian Doris Berry Bleuer in Rock Island. He married Audrey J. Granger on March 15, 1951, in Alpha. He went to join his wife and Jesus his Savior on Feb. 16, 2019, at the Lynmoore Assisted Living and Memory Facility in Fort Pierce, Fla.
He was survived by children, Ann (Randy) Bowser of Florida, Mark (Susan) Bleuer of Texas, Susan (Randy) Parker of Colorado, Janet (Juan) Pacheco of Florida, Nicholus Bleuer of Illinois. He had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Audrey, of 66 years; son, Vern "Buster"; and great-grandson, Randy Bowser-Smith.
He graduated from Rock Island High School and attended some college courses. He joined the Navy for four years as a torpedoman. He proudly served as a Rock Island firefighter and EMT, retiring as a captain after 25 years.
He was a member of the Rock Island Conservation Club, Rock Island Lions Club, Masons, VFW, and Boy Scouts of America.
He really enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock hunting, camping, playing cards and craft work. He lived with his wife Audrey for many years as Volunteer Rangers at Boy Scouts camps at Loud Thunder and Minneyata.
Please give any donations to the Boy Scouts of America.
The family would like to thank the Lynmoore Memory Care Unit in Fort Pierce for the wonderful care they gave Dad. An extra thank you goes out to Josyln and Anabell for being extra king to "Pops." We as a family would like to give each of you a big hug.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at the Lynmoore Assisted Living Facility, 1550 N. Lawnwood Circle, Fort Pierce, Fla., on March 9 at 2 p.m.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for both Harold and Audrey on June 22 in Illinois. Place and time to be determined. Thank you to all who touched our father's life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at haisleyfuneralhome.com.