Charles David “Dave” Blencke, 79, of DeRidder, La., passed from this life on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Over his 33-year career at Boise, he was promoted through several positions, including a rotation Fort Frances, Ontario, in 1989 as plant manager.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years Diana Bass Blencke of DeRidder, La.; children (and their spouses) Alicia Blencke and Nancy McConeghy of McKinney, Texas, Charles “Bubba” David Blencke and Courtney Durant Blencke of Houston, Texas, and Samantha Blencke Kelty and Robert Kelty of Washington, D.C.; sisters Catherine Gray and her spouse Mike Gray of Monroe, La. and Gail Gray of St. Joseph, La.; grandchildren Gunther Blencke, Ava Blencke, Faye Blencke, Atis Kelty, and Aoife Kelty and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son Christopher Edward Blencke; parents George and Anne Blencke and sister Jeanine Blencke.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, La. Msgr. Daniel A. Torres will officiate the service.

Pall bearers are Farrell Soileau, Dr. Chris Granger, Dr. Todd Fazio, Jack Bass, Steve Presley, and Tim Byrd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gulf Coast Chapter, 4265 San Felipe St., Suite 1100, Houston, Texas, 77027.

“When you see me coming, you’ll know I’m there,” Dave Blencke.

Services are under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La.