Frank J. Blommaerts

March 18, 1928February 6, 2014
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Frank J. Blommaerts CPO Frank passed away on Thursday Feb.6th 2014 shortly after completing a two week trip to Belgium to say good-bye to family and lifelong friends. He was born March 18th 1928, to Catharina Francisca (Leza) Domen and Augustus Leopoldus Blommaerts in Antwerp Belgium.

Frank met and then married Martha Vinck on December 27th 1952. Unable to speak English, the Blommaerts immigrated to Canada by boat on the M/S Seven Seas in 1957 with only $100 in their pocket. In 1965 the family moved to the United States and settled in the Portland area; Frank later became an American citizen. Frank and Martha divorced in 1981.

Frank attended UCLA and North Western Colleges. In 1980, with the encouragement of his colleagues, he opened Eastside Orthotics and Prosthetics where he helped countless people with disabilities until his retirement in 2002. He was greatly respected by his colleagues and also known as a very sharp dresser.

Frank leaves behind: three daughters, Yolanda Nolten, Linda Eisele and Ingrid Thompson; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren; he was preceded in death by his grandson Jayson Eisele. Visitation for Frank will be held on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 12-4pm at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held during that time at 2:00pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 also at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014

Frank J. Blommaerts

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Rolland Botel

May 6, 2014

Frank we really enjoyed those cruises out of Florida with you wise we could of had more. Fun times are always to short, life goes by just like a snap of the fingers. GOD's speed to Heaven hope to see you there some day. good by for now. Rolland and Debra

February 26, 2014

Uncle Frank, you always had kind things to say, made us laugh and you always listened. As Rene said, the sports cars were awesome! You will be thought of often and missed even more.
Virginia Kirchner

Renee Marlatt

February 24, 2014

Uncle Frank, I will never forget your visits! As a youngster, Frank would pull up in a fancy sports car and then take us off to the candy store telling us to get whatever we wanted! I will always remember your fantastic sense of humor and your contagious happiness! Much love forever,
Renee Marlatt

February 19, 2014

To Linda, her sisters, and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God's grace be with you. Leanna

February 18, 2014

We are going to miss you so much Grandpa B. We are so thankful that we got to be a part of your life. Your kindness, stories and sense of humor will forever live on in our memories..until we meet again. We love you!
Love, Robby, Julie & RJ Hulbert

February 18, 2014

I had the pleasure of following Frank during a skilled stay at one of my care facilities. He was an incredible guy. His impact on the world and the numerous people he helped is immeasurable. SO GLAD he was able to get to Belgium. That was one of his last real wishes. So glad. Frank, you will be missed. Enjoy your next journey.

Janet Huddle

February 15, 2014

My dearest friend, I am going to miss the stories, laughter and friendship that we shared over the past 16 years. You always made me laugh even when I was feeling down. I will always remember your "dapper dan" style and witty personality. You will forever have a very special place in my heart. With love always,

February 15, 2014

Ingrid, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, we will always remember the good times we had with your Father. Love, Lisa, Jerry, & Brett (I know Jerry only met Frank one time many years ago

February 15, 2014

Steve Rosenberg

February 15, 2014

Frank, we'll all miss your visits, your style and your sense of humor. Rest in peace.