Michael Albert Blanc, 74, of Terre Haute passed away June 21, 2021. He was born at St Anthony hospital on Easter Sunday April 6, 1947 to Jules Albert Blanc and Ruth (Hoffman) Blanc. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Gorrell) Blanc, his children Brion Blanc (Tracy); Nicole (Blanc) Moore (Wayne); brother David Blanc (Cindy), Ruthanne (Blanc) Smith (Rick), grandchildren, Katlyn, Allyssa, Tessa, Tara and Ian; several nieces and nephews.
Mike and Jan were married in August, 1966 for 54 years.He served in the US Army from 1969 to 1971, US 1st Armored Division as a member of the 1st and 3rd Armored Division based at Katterbach, near Ansbach, Germany.After receiving an Honorable Discharge as a E5 Specialist he returned home to complete his BS degree in Business at Indiana State University.
Mike retired from Hardees Food Systems as a computer technician for 22 years.He loved working on electronics and any maintenance problems.He was “on call” 24-7 every day with the exception of Christmas.In addition to his regular job, Mike was “on call” for nights and weekends as a volunteer firefighter with the Honey Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus #541 for over 40 years, Mike volunteered at the St Benedict soup kitchen for over eight years.He was a member of St Benedict Catholic church.
Mike has enjoyed living at Westminster Village Retirement Community since February, 2008.He was active in the Resident Association; chaired the Building and Grounds committee for seven years and was a member of the RA Executive Board.
Mike enjoyed talking to people and sharing stories with them.He met with the “gazebo geezers” at Westminster on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weather permitting.One can only imagine the stories that were told.One of the things Mike loved most after retirement was being able to interact with his children and grandchildren.He would call Tessa and Tara on any given morning and invite them to go to breakfast with him.He traveled to Indianapolis to attend activities that Katlyn, Ally and Ian were involved in as well.Family and friends were his life!
The family wishes to thank the staff of Westminster Village and Hospice of the Wabash Valley for their expression of care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to St Benedict’s soup kitchen or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon), St Benedict Catholic Church, 111 S 9th St. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged.
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