Since you'll never be forgotten
we pledge to you today
a hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay
  • 70 years old
  • Born on September 5, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.
  • Passed away on October 1, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

After 3 years I think this is something that will help us all cope with the loss of the heart and soul of our family and share stories and memories of him from the past years.

Posted by Natalie Blonigan on 3rd April 2018
4 days until my wedding and it breaks my heart you aren’t here. You would have adored my kids. But Ellie always looks to the sky to find the brightest star bc that’s where we know you are. Love and miss you
Posted by Tonette Soda-Stevens on 5th September 2013
Dad, I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame, your memory is a keepsake which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart! Happy Birthday Dad! I love you and miss you always!
Posted by Natalie Blonigan on 4th March 2013
thinking of you a lot lately. while everythings changing its hard to not stop and think about how things used to be. i still wake up every morning and feel like a piece of me is missing, and there is. I hope heaven is as good as people think because im looking forward to seeing you again up there and having one of our famous heart to heart talks about life. Miss and Love you bunches Papa.
Posted by Tori Blonigan on 23rd October 2012
Thinking of you Dad. Missing our talks a lot today! There are so many things I would love to share with you. Still feels like yesterday you were here and then taken away from us. Days like this I'm so glad I have so many pictures to look at. I know why now it was so important that I take so many. Because I didn't want to forget anything about you dad. Miss & Love You Always & Forever
Posted by Tori Blonigan on 5th October 2012
Miss you today Dad! Was over at the house last night and sat in your chair and closed my eyes and wished I could feel your arms around me. It just is not right that you are gone. I miss you every single day! Your loving daughter... Until we meet again!
Posted by Joe Cimino on 4th October 2012
Sam was a great cousin. We spent many a night doing things we should not have done. From getting stuck on the roof until our grand father found us to borrowing a boat to ride down the river. Great memories, great fun and such a great family to grow up with.
Posted by Johnny Stevens on 2nd October 2012
Papa, The last three years have been a whirlwind, life has sped up, and a lot has changed since that day three years ago. Our family isn't the same anymore, but we try and be the best that we can. All the memories we had seem like such a long time ago, but they're so close. Memories last forever. I miss you everyday, but I know that you'll be with me for the rest of my life- Johnny.
Posted by Lexie Blonigan on 1st October 2012
Everybody is sad today. Sad, because three years ago we lost you. One thing I think you should know, I have always tried my best to think about the better days. Like your birthday, or you and grandma's anniversary.. But never this day because to me, this day is nothing more then a countdown until I see you again. I know you're still here with me. I love you. *Big Hug* -Scoot
Posted by Natalie Blonigan on 1st October 2012
3 yrs now Papa, i still remember that last day like it was just yesterday. I keep replaying that day over and over in my head and i just feel numb all over. My life has been changed forever and so many things happening that you should be here to see, its just not fair that your not here. todays been rough, this day will always be rough. but memories last a lifetime. love and miss you - Nan
Posted by Tori Blonigan on 1st October 2012
Dad, I can't believe it has been 3 years today! This day is always such a blur for me just like 3 years ago. My body feels numb all over. I wish I could here you laugh just one more time. I miss our late night talks and all the great advise you would give. I'm still using the knifes you gave me to cook with. I need to watch the video you and I made about how to sharpen them. Love U!
Posted by Tori Blonigan on 30th September 2012
Dad... Words don't even come close to how I feel anymore. Everyone says it gets better but I don't think so. I miss u so much it hurts. I miss your voice, your laugh, our long talks, but most of all your hugs!!! I can't believe it will be 3 years tomorrow!! It feels just like yesterday. Life will never be the same without u. Every thing has changed. Miss you, your broken hearted daughter!

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