BLACKBURN, Sam 1910-1984
BLACKBURN, DAVID, BAYNES
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Date: 9/13/2016 at 14:31:42
Services Held Saturday For Sam Blackburn
Samuel W. Blackburn passed away at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, January 19 at the Schoitz Medical Center in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center on January 21, at 1 p.m. Pastor Thomas P. Harp officiated.
Mrs. Marilyn DeLange sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "In The Garden." The congregation sang "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise." The accompanist was Mrs. Jack Stumberg, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Robert Grimmius, Burgess Hawn, Harold Engelkes, Robert Fischer, Vincel Meints and John Bergman.
Ushers were George Hauser and Floyd Rouse. Mrs. Marvin DeVries and Mrs. Charles Rhoads, Jr., were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mr. Blackburn was born November 17, 1910 at Jefferson, the son of Charles N. and Mary Kathryn Davis Blackburn. He grew up in Jefferson.
On November 15, 1934 at Boone, IA he was united in marriage to Maxine E. Baynes. After their marriage they lived in Jefferson until June 15, 1953, when they moved and made their home in Grundy Center.
He was the manager and owner of the Center Theater until 1969. During that time he also worked for Teasdale Electric for 16 years and later worked at Plastronics for eight years, retiring in 1975.
He was baptized in the Church of Christ in 1921. He was a volunteer fireman in Jefferson for 10 years and was on the Grundy Center Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years, making a total of 33 years as a volunteer fireman.
He attained the age of 73 years, two months and two days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, one grandson and one granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine of Grundy Center, four sons, Wayne of Houston, TX, Kenneth of Adel, David of Conrad and Mickey of Marshalltown; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Anita) Greiner of RR2, Reinbeck, and Angela Kay Blackburn of Grundy Center; four brothers, Roger and Darrell Blackburn of Jefferson, Richard of North Fork, NE, and Robert of Oregon; four sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Cleta) Lawton and Mrs. Virgil (Marian) Pille, both of Jefferson, Mrs. Kathryn Schultz of Ames and Mrs. Gene (Marjorie) Green of Ames; and 12 grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 January 1984, pg 3
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