Donald R. Bleuher

February 24th, 1932
August 6th, 2023

Donald R. Bleuher, 91,  of  Oak  Brook,  Illinois,  died peacefully on the morning of Aug, 6. Don was born Feb. 24, 1932, the son of George and Agnes (O’Con- nor) Bleuher, and grew up in Winsted. He attended the Gilbert School and graduated from the University of Connecticut.

In  1957,  Don  met  Rosemary DeSmedt  and  they  were  married for 64 years. Don and Rosemary had six children, 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and resided in Villa Park, Illinois, for 38 years and then Oak Brook.

Don  was  a  devoted  husband, father,  brother,  grandfather,  great grandfather, and beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were central to his life. He made friends easily and was a committed   correspondent,   making it a point to keep in touch with those  that  he  cared  about.  Don was in sales for the McCall Pat- tern Company for 40 years where he  traveled  throughout  the  Midwest. He and Rosemary developed many   lifelong   friends   through Cursillo and their own small faith community.  Don  loved  sports  – most especially UConn basketball, the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls – as well as reading, music, and a good cigar. Don was an unwavering advocate for peace and justice, and volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Pius X.

Don was preceded in death by his  wife  Rosemary,  his  brothers George Bleuher and Ernie Bleuher, and his sisters Eleanor Scalise and Marie  Sherman  Kimball.  He  is survived by his sister Dorothy Kovachich;  his  six  children,  Denise (Tim)  Angst,  Tracy  (Pat)  Pohl, Michael (Tracy), Chris (Maggie), Tim  and  Paul  (Julie);  his  grand- children and great grandchildren.

A time of remembrance and appreciation was to be held on Aug. 24 at Steuerle Funeral Home with the funeral mass at St. Pius X, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.