Elder D. J. Blickenstaff, Minister 60 Years, Dies

Word was received Tuesday by Mrs. Annie Blickenstaff, of the death of Elder D. J. Blickenstaff of Oakley on Monday morning. He was 87 years old and a minister of the Church of the Brethren for 60 years.

He was well known in this community, as he served as elder of the Astoria church at one time. He attended 5 consecutive district conferences, also many annual conferences of the Church of the Brethren, in which he had prominent duties. He was called upon to preach many funerals.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Eva Bell, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Oakley Brick church Wednesday afternoon.

The death and burial of Miss Cora Shively last week was announced at the same time. She was from Cerro Gordo. Both she and D. J. Blickenstaff were cousins of Mrs. Annie Blickenstaff.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 1/4/1956

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