In memory of

Blaine Blessington

March 24, 1946 - October 23, 2017
From: Sac City, IA
Blaine Blessington

Blaine Blessington

Born: March 24, 1946
Died: October 23, 2017
Age: 71
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   Blaine Alan Blessington, age 71, of Sac City, IA, passed away at his home in Sac City on Monday, October 23, 2017.  Blaine was born on March 24, 1946, in Lake City, IA, to Melvin and Beth (Fleming) Blessington.  He attended Lake View-Auburn Community Schools graduating in 1964.

   Following graduation, Blaine was inducted into the United States Army on October 7, 1965, serving through October 6, 1967.  He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter (Rifle) and attained SP-5 rank.

   On March 29, 2013, after over 11 years together, Blaine was united in marriage to Annette Rohlfing in Sac City.  They made their home near Sac City.  Through the years, Blaine had worked at Firestone, Black Hawk Life Care Center, the Egyptian Vault Company and most recently MGM Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning Company, a job that he lovingly referred to as his first “cushy job”.  He enjoyed fishing and working on projects (he was always working on projects), and spending time with his children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.  He loved his pets and enjoyed taking his dog for daily rides in the truck.  He was an accomplished grill master, grilling and smoking meats for family gatherings.  Blaine loved to tell stories about his years spent living in Florida, riding with the Lake View Saddle Club, and racing.

   He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Annette; step-daughters: Nicole (Kyle) Timmerman of Lake City, and Mercedes Barlow and James of Sac City; step-son Justin Barlow and Jodie of Sac City; grandchildren: Riley, Justin, Kaley, Coltley, Easton, Camilla, Jaden, Dalaney, and Jasper.  Other survivors include his sister Susan (Mike) Corderman of Wayland, IA; brother Randy Blessington of Albuquerque, NM; nephews and nieces: Clint (Angie) Corderman, Chance Corderman and fiancé Amanda, and Christa (Drew) Puhrmann, Shanna (Brandon) Carlin, Tracy (Steve) Smoley, Rhonda (David) Cramer, Melissa (Jasen) Britton; Sister-in-law Myrna Riley; extended family members; a host of friends; his dog Chloe and cat Flossy.

   Blaine was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronald, infant sister Sheila, and wife Susun.

SERVICES

3:00 p.m., Friday
October 27, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Gary Witte

VISITATION
10:00-3:00 p.m., Friday
With family present from
12:00-3:00 p.m.
October 27, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

INTERMENT
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa

Celebration of Life and
Lunch will follow at the
VFW in Sac City.

Condolences

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:21 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to Nettie and the family! Banger was a wonderful, loving man he will dearly be missed”
- Charlie and Deb Riedell
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:21 AM
“So sorry for your loss...keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers”
- Cindy and Ron Williams
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM
“"Bang" was a great guy, full of fun and amusing stories told with a friendly smile. We have fond memories of Blaine. ”
- Dick & Jane Croll
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM
“Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. ”
- Pat Maunu
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Blaine’s passing. He and Mike had some stories to tell. Blaine will be missed.”
- June Kettering manary
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM
“Annette. I am so sad hearing of Bangers passing. He was a wonderful friend and Mike and I love him. I'm sorry I never got to meet you but if Blaine loved you you are a very special lady. My prayers are with you. Judy Stewart.
- Judy Stewart
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM
“I always enjoyed working with Blaine when he was at Egyptian Vault Company. He was always there to lend a helping hand and have a pleasant conversation. My sympathy to his family.”
- BriAnne Hemer
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“Annette you are in our thought and prayers
love ,Deb & Jean Ann”
- Debbie Lynch & Jean Ann Orth
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“You are in our prayers, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. He was one of the good guys! ”
- John and Cindy Schwarzkopf
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“Anette, Frank and I are so sorry for your loss. Blaine was such a very nice person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Frank and Linda”
- Linda Brown
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“Dear Annette, so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You will be in our prayers for God to give you His peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Verlyn & Kathie Scharn”
- Verlyn Scharn
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to all Blaine's loved ones! May God guide you through this difficult time. God bless! Mike & Kim Hart ”
- Kim Hart
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM
“Our sympathy to the family. He always knew how to put a smile on your face when he walked into the room.he will be truly missed.”
- Jessica Carpenter
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:31 AM
“Our Deepest sympathies to all of Bangers Family, he was a great person and will be truly missed. ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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