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Frederick Allen Blankenship

BLANKENSHIP, THOMSEN, MCGRATH, WEBBEKING

Posted By: diane (email)
Date: 9/16/2017 at 15:54:11

Frederick Allen Blankenship, 60 years old, of rural Independence, IA, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House.

Fred was born February 27, 1957, in Waterloo, IA, the son of Roger L. Blankenship and Doris M. (Thomsen) Blankenship. He graduated from Denver High School with the class of 1975. On September 22, 1979, he was united in marriage to Roxanne Marie McGrath at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup, IA.

Fred was co-owner of G&M Masonry and 40 year member of the Bricklayers Union Local #3. He was also a member of the Jesup Lions Club and St. Athanasius Catholic Church. Fred enjoyed his family and especially loved his grandchildren. He also enjoyed boating and life on the Mississippi River.

Fred is survived by his wife, Roxanne Blankenship of rural Independence; 1 son, Justin (Michelle) Blankenship of Jesup, IA; 1 daughter, Andrea (Max) Webbeking of Jesup, IA; 3 grandchildren, Kelsey Blankenship, Beau Blankenship, and Madeline Webbeking; his parents, Roger and Doris Blankenship of Janesville, IA; and 1 brother Larry (Lisa) Blankenship of Louisburg, KS. His grandparents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, IA. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., Friday at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, where there will be a 4:00 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue for an hour before services on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice and St. Athanasius.


 

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