NEW ULM - Barry Bloedel, 73, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home in rural New Ulm.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at the Oakwood Methodist Church in New Ulm with Pastor Ric Jacobsen officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday.
To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Barry Mark Bloedel was born April 9, 1939 in New Ulm to August and Magdalena (Bauman) Bloedel. Barry joined the United States Army after high school. He served in Germany in the military police and as Assistant Provost Marshal. After the military, he met his wife, Sharon Larsen, and they married on February 6, 1965 in Lucan, Minnesota. They had two children, Garland and Gwen.
Barry owned, operated, and consulted for several transportation companies, including New Ulm Freight Lines, Bantam Transportation and, most recently, America Midwest Transportation. Barry enjoyed Canada and Alaska fishing trips, weekends at his lake cabin, trips to Las Vegas with his brothers, vacations to Maui with his family, and his multiple pets over the years.
Barry is survived by his son, Garland (Amy) Bloedel of New Ulm; daughter, Gwen (Mike) Clancy of Castle Rock, Colorado; grandchildren, Emily Bloedel, Allyson Clancy, Nicholas Clancy, Caitlyn Clancy; brothers, Doug (Carol) Bloedel of Marshfield, Wisconsin, August "Buzz" (Jean) Bloedel of New Ulm; brothers-in-law, Larry (Levonne) Larsen of Tamecula, California, Dean Bradley of Mankato; sister-in-law, Vida Bacon of New Ulm; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Shadow.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon on May 19, 1993; brothers, Kenneth, Jack, Wally, Edmond; and sister, Bev.
Memorials are preferred to the Humane Society of Brown County.