|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2011|
John W. Blohm, age 90, of Springfield, IL died at 3:49 AM Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Heritage Manor in Springfield, IL.
He was born January 3, 1921 in Beardstown, IL to William and Ula (Wise) Blohm. He married Sandra Perry on May 10, 1986 in Flora, IL.
John began flying in 1939 and earned his private license in 1941. He since had been given a variety of certificates as well as over 16,000 hours of accident free flying time. He held several positions throughout the years including mechanic apprentice, parts department manager, flight instructor, pilot examiner, charter pilot, and chief pilot with several Illinois aviation companies. He joined the FAA in 1959 and in 1980 became the Aviation Safety Program Manager in Springfield, Illinois.
John was responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating the District Safety Program; and worked with aviation safety counselors, fixed base operators, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, Ninety-Nines, and other aviation organizations. He conducted approximately 65 seminars each year, as well as participated in aviation career days at local schools and universities. He received numerous letters of commendation from the FAA, retiring in 2005, and was inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame.
He was also a member of the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield, IL.
He is survived by his wife: Sandra Blohm; daughter: Carol Blohm; step daughter: Kimothy (Roger) Fulk; six grandchildren; a great grandson, Taylor Large; and sister: Beatrice Coats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter (Debbie Rooks), and two sisters (Helen Kramer and Mary Crum).
Funeral services for John Blohm were held at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, IL.
Burial was in Hanna Cemetery, Noble, IL.
The family suggests memorial donations be given to Heritage Free Will Baptist Church and may be received at the funeral home.
William C Blohm (1891 - 1984)
Ula B Wise Blohm (1891 - 1938)
Helen B Blohm Kramer (1915 - 1996)*
Mary B. Blohm Crum (1919 - 2008)*
John W. Blohm (1921 - 2011)
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Dec 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81718209
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