Earl John Blodgett
November 13, 1922 ~ April 25, 2022
Earl John Blodgett, 99, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022, at home with his family by his side. Earl was born in North Ogden, Utah, on November 13, 1922, to Amel Earl and Eleanor Nettie Batchelor Blodgett. He was raised by his grandparents Franklin Lee and Mary Ann Roylance Blodgett and worked their farm for years. Earl graduated from Weber High in 1942.
Earl married Addie May Hall on March 18, 1945, at Selfridge AFB, Michigan. They have two marriage licenses, military and state.
He served in the Army and Army Air Corps during World War II stationed in Iwo Jima. He attended Creighton University and Weber State. Earl was employed at Defense Depot Ogden, in Procurement at Hill AFB, he painted houses and worked at a pea vinery.
Earl and Addie worked together at Backus Business Machines after government retirement. They lived in South Ogden for 71 of their 77 years of marriage. He loved his sweetheart and his family, enjoying many outings together. He enjoyed camping, traveled to six continents, bought new cars, collected model Volkswagen Bug cars, worked on demolition derby cars, played card games, and helped out family. He loved Maddox and Timbermine steaks. He loved flying planes with his wife to Idaho to visit her family and for short hops to different places for breakfast.
Earl is survived by his wife and three daughters, Linda (Gilbert) Skeen, Terri (Richard) Jurkiewicz, and Cheryl (Terry) Hill; grandchildren, Lara, Matt, Adam, Ryan, Patrick, Saige, and Nash; as well as 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother, Bert Lee Blodgett; and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Services will be livestreamed by scrolling to the bottom of this obituary page.
The family wishes to thank Quality Hospice, in particular Debbie Michaelson, for her loving care of out father and kindness toward our family, as well as staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center, especially Dr. Huang.