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BLINK, Walter J. 1893-1964


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 2/3/2014 at 04:01:42

[Waterloo Daily Courier, Friday, June 12, 1964, Waterloo, Iowa]

X-rays Show Bullet

Mystery in Death
Of Walter Blink

The Black Hawk county sheriff's office Friday continued to probe circumstances that resulted in a fatal bullet wound Thursday in Walter J. Blink, 70, of 1631 Cornwall Ave.

Blink died about 9:30 p. m. Thursday at University Hospital in Iowa City where he was taken after X-rays Thursday noon at Schoitz Memorial Hospital here determined he had a bullet in his head. An autopsy was being performed Friday at Iowa City.

According to Sheriff Elmer Hightower, Blink was found about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in a garage at the home of a friend, Mrs. Maude Ross, of 2130 Independence Ave.

She summoned Blink's daughter, Mrs. Donald Stedman, of 1931 Cornwall, and the two took him to Schoitz Hospital. It was not known until after x-rays were completed that Blink had suffered the bullet wound. He was taken by ambulance to the Iowa City Hospital.

According to her statement to the sheriff's office, Mrs. Ross, a widow, found a .22 caliber rifle in the garage when she discovered Blink. The bullet lodged in Blink's head was a .22 caliber, Hightower said.

Mr. Blink was born Oct. 15, 1893, at Haverhill, the son of Albert and Alice Donnelly Blink. He married Amelia Schroeder on Jan 11, 1916, in Dubuque. Mr. Blink had been a resident of Waterloo since 1920. He retired from the John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works three years ago, having been employed there 20 years.

Mr. Blink was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Surviving are one son, Lyle, of Overland, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Stedman, of 1631 Cornwall Ave., with whom he made his home; Mrs. John Points of Eugene, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Erie Krull, of Applington*, Wis.; Mrs. Wally Plaumann, of Applington*, Wis.; six brothers: Donald, Earl and Glenn, all of Wisconsin; Leo of Boston; and Ralph and Paul of Marshalltown; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1955 and two brothers.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Parrott & Wood Funeral Home.
[Waterloo Daily Courier, Monday, June 15, 1964]

Services for Walter J. Blink, 70, of 1631 Cornwall Ave., are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. A. Brady, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

A parish rosary at the Parrott & Wood Funeral Home is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Blink died Thursday at University Hospitals in Iowa City of a gunshot wound in the head.

* This maybe should be Appleton, Wisconsin.


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