Lawrence William Blinke

Lawrence William Blinke of Warren, Michigan, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 26th, 2019 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan, daughter and son-in-law, Beth (Steve Zaccardelli), granddaughter Ava, sister Kathy and many loving family members and friends.
Larry was a veteran, serving in the Army from 1964 to 1966. He ran a family business, Blinke’s Market, with his mother Geraldine (and other family members) in Hamtramck for many years before moving into merchandising for retail.
He had a passion for helping others and loved animals. He loved music, muscle cars and was a huge Elvis fan, enjoying many books, photos and memorabilia of the great singer.
Family and friends loved him dearly and will miss him tremendously.
A celebration of life memorial will be held Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 1pm-3pm at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street, Clawson.
The family asks that in Lieu of flowers, a donation in Larry’s name be made to a veteran’s organization or animal shelter of your choice.

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  1. Margaret Strumfels

    My dearest sister,
    I wish I could find the words to help heal your heart but I know that’s not possible. I hope and pray everyday for god to give you strength and courage to cope with the loss of your wonderful husband. Larry has always been not only a great brother in law to me but a true friend. He’s my one and only favorite pollock. He will live in our hearts forever. All my love, Margie

  2. Dear Susi and family

    I was saddened to hear for Larry’s passing. My condolences and prayers for you and your family.

  3. Susan, My heart goes out to you. Love and hugs to you my friend. Miss you.

  4. Jerry & Linda Patti

    Sue
    We will miss our GREAT brother-in-law. Larry will be remembered as a dear friend that was full of kindness and a great sense of humor. We will carry all the fond memories of all the good times we shared together in our hearts.
    Your support and love got Larry through some very difficult years and you should be proud of all you did for him. He was a lucky man to have you by his side.
    May the good memories get you through this difficult time and know we are here for you.
    Lot of love……Jerry & Linda

  5. Our hearts are with you. A donation to the ASPCA has been given in lieu of flowers. Blessings of peace to Larry and all who loved him. Sincerely, The families of Michelle Stress and Rachelle Crile; daughters of Marie Dziuda.

  6. My condolences to your family. I remember what a funny and happy guy larry was on your visits to my parents and going hunting with him and my dad on weekends even though we never caught anything ! Sad he is gone so young.

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