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BLAD, Carl Elmer 1924-2014


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/21/2014 at 23:42:42

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Sunday, January 12, 2014]

Carl Elmer Blad, 89, of Waterloo and formerly of Jesup, joined his loved ones in the arms of his lord, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, on May 15, 1924, the son of Alder & Phoebe (Patten) Blad. He married Dolores Evelyn Luloff on June 17, 1951, at the American Lutheran Church in Jesup. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before Dolores’ death in 2001.

Carl and Dolores lived most of their married lives in Jesup.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1947 as part of the WWII Occupational Forces. Carl worked for a hatchery in Jesup and Vinton, Iowa. He retired from John Deere in Waterloo in 1983 after 28 years of dedicated service. He served as president of Hookanliner in Littleton, worked for the City of Jesup and served on the town council for a couple of years after his retirement. He also was a delivery driver for a local flower shop.

He enjoyed volunteering at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo for many years. Carl was a very proud and longtime member of American Lutheran Church, where he served in multiple capacities.

Carl loved family, good friends, laughter, gospel, country & bluegrass music, playing the harmonica, fishing and woodworking.

Survived by his children: Jerry Blad of Commanche, Debbie (Jim) Olesen of Bettendorf, Michael (Janet) Blad of Elk Run Heights, Pamela (Dennis) Padget of Hudson, Norman (Lucinda) Blad of Freemont and Robert (Larina) of Ankeny; his grandchildren, Jeremiah Blad, Jesse Blad, Jennifer Adkins, Jillian Schares, Hannah Blad, Chasity Wilkinson, Amy Oltmann, Emily Putzler, Christopher Blad, Joshua Padget, Adam Padget, Allison Blad, Vanessa Blad, Landen Blad , Alissa Blad, Jared Blad, Kylee Blad, and Quintin Blad; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Jimmie (Susan) Blad of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Jean (James) Haskin of Dunkerton and a special friend, Gladys Love of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife Dolores; an infant son, Franklin, on Feb. 22, 1952; one great-grandson, Hunter Carl Blad; two brothers, Raymond and Leroy Blad, and one sister, Stella Head.

Services: will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup, with burial in Old Barclay Cemetery, rural Jesup. Military Honors will be conducted by Jesup American Legion Pump-Scheer Post No. 342. Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. today, Sunday, at the American Lutheran Church in Jesup and also one hour before the service.

Memorials may be directed to the American Lutheran Church in Jesup or Cedar Valley Hospice.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 319-233-3146.


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