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Robert Lee Bluntzer

Obituary for Robert Lee Bluntzer

November 8, 1933 - December 2, 2016
Austin, Texas | Age 83

Bob was a very dedicated, loving and fun husband of 48 years, father, grandfather and friend.

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Robert Lee Bluntzer "Bob", age 83, passed away on December 2, 2016. He was born in Cuero, Texas to Cornelius Sixtus Bluntzer and Loraine Tietz Bluntzer. After he graduated from high school in Cuero, he served in the US Army and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geology in 1960 at the University of Texas. Bob worked in the oil patch early in his career and then as a groundwater geologist for various Texas water agencies for 32 years. After retiring, he was a hydrogeological consultant for 10 years and was involved in restoring the first water well on the State of Texas Capitol grounds.

Bob was a very dedicated, loving and fun husband of 48 years, father, grandfather and friend. He loved Austin, Longhorn football, hunting, cultural activities, fossils, genealogy, history and traveling. Bob was very active in his children's and grandchildren's lives attending countless sporting and school events. He was a member of the UT Quest Continuing Education Group and Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Bluntzer, and his parents. He is survived by his son, Peter Bluntzer, of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Joshua Ley, and grandchildren Andrew and Kate, all of Englewood, Colorado.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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  • In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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