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Herbert B. Blakely
October 14, 1915–April 8, 2008
Herbert B. Blakely, 92, of Eldridge and formerly of Davenport and Oxford Junction, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Grand Haven Retirement Home in Eldridge, following a brief illness.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction with Pastor Pat Slater officiating.
Burial will be in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction. Lahey Funeral & Cremation Services in Oxford Junction is in charge of arrangements.
The family has honored his wishes and his body has been cremated.
Herbert B. Blakely was born on October 14, 1915 in Trimont, Minnesota, the son of Clarence Leslie Blakely and Bessie Mae (Shafer) Blakely.
He graduated from Clutier High School in 1933. He married Ruby Shedeck on May 24, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri.
He worked for Colonial Bread, Wonder Bread, and Peter Pan, before retiring with Sunbeam Baking Company in 1977. In earlier years, he worked at a grocery and feed store.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Blakely, of Eldridge, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, April 11, 2008


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